GFMS Science Department


GFMS Science Fair : February 24th




Next Generation Science Standards

 Next Generation Science Standards 

5th Grade Science

 Curriculum focuses on the scientific method. Students practice the skills of observation, data analysis & deductive reasoning during lab investigations of living things both plant & animal

6th Grade Science

 Focus is on the physical sciences with an emphasis on matter.  The characteristics, properties & chemical composition of all forms of matter are explored. Life science concepts are interwoven whenever possible

7th Grade Science

 Focus is on the study of the living environment. Characteristics of the plant & animal kingdom are explored in greater depth. Students are introduced to the microscopic world.

8th Grade Science

Study of the great diversity of organisms that share our planet. The method by which energy is transferred from the sun to all known life forms.  The physical world is also explored in great depth.

Scientifc Drawings

Earth Science

Earth Science - This is a regents class in which students are introduced to cyclical events that affect our lives on earth, geology, meteorology, astronomy, plate tectonic activity, volcanoes and earthquakes, landscape development, weathering and technology's affect on our environment.  Students are selected by specific criteria.