Project MICRO



The GEMS Network

Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) is a leading resource for the advancement of activity-based science and mathematics nationally and worldwide. GEMS activities are originated at the Lawrence Hall of Science, the public science and curriculum development center of the University of California at Berkeley, and thoroughly tested by teachers nationwide before publication. GEMS units use accessible everyday materials and are designed for successful presentation by teachers who may or may not have special background in math or science. Featuring the "guided discovery" inquiry-based approach, GEMS units can stand alone as stimulating ways to involve all students in science and math, or can be combined to construct creative and effective year-long curricula. Among the many facets of the LHS GEMS program are: