GEMS Space Science
Great Exploration in Math and Science (GEMS) Space Science is an on going curriculum development space science sequence program for grades 3-5. The primary focus is on the Earth, Moon and Sun, focusing on size and the students understanding that huge space objects may look small because they are far away. Students explore the earth's shape and gravity. Students learn about the spherical shape of the earth, gravity, weightlessness and air, and gravity beyond earth. Students are introduced to rotation and revolution to understand the earth orbiting the sun.