This vaccine is now required for students in grades 7, 8 and 12. Please call your child's Doctor with any questions.
In the event of a long term closure due to the current health concerns there will be work available. You can find the assignments on the GFMS homepage . Additionally, Grade 8 assignments are posted on individual teacher web pages and the links for 6th grade science can be found on Mrs. Heather Schmidt's web page.
Congratulations! The following students have been offically registered to participate in the Tri-County Fair. As previously noted, it will likely be a virtual fair sometime in June. Please contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayva & Macey Rivard
Congratulations to our students who have been selected to attend the Tri-County Science Fair! Those attending have all been notified. You may be wondering if there have been any changes made due to the current health situation. I contacted the organizers and as of yesterday there have been no changes or postponements. If I hear anything new I will update you right away. Below is the link to the fair.
GFMS Science Department Chair
2020 Science & Technology Fair Update
Attention GFMS Science & Technology Fair Participants
Congratulations on being part of an amazing day full of fun and innovation. Below you’ll see the timeline for the day. Remember to dress for success and be prepared to present your project to the judges. Review the judging criteria on the rules and regulations packet that was stapled to your entry form. This will help you when presenting your project.
SATURDAY, February 22nd, 2020
8:30 - 9:30: Set up in the gym
9:30 -11:00: Judging (students only)
11:00 - 12:00: Fair is open to the public and parents
12:00 - 12:45: Awards ceremony in auditorium
Please be sure to read through your entire rules and regulations packet. You will be allotted a space of 30” wide, 48” long and 40” high. If you have a special project that needs more space email Mrs. Heather Schmidt or Mrs. Kerri Malheiro.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure if you need electricity you circled it on the entry form!
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
Focus is on the physical sciences with an emphasis on matter. The characteristics, properties & chemical composition of all forms of matter are investigated. Additionally, the atmosphere and human impacts on planet earth are explored and students will leave with knowledge of alternate forms of energy and sustainability . Life science concepts are interwoven whenever possible.
Focus is on the study of the living environment with five major life science topics covered. 1. Structure, function and information processing; 2. Growth, development, and reproduction of organisms; 3. Matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems; 4. Interdependent relationships in ecosystems; and 5. Natural selection and adaptations.
Study of the forces and interactions that shape our planet. Students will investigate the concepts of density, force & motion, forces that shape the Earth, weather & climate, and energy. The physical world is explored in great depth. Students will plan and conduct investigations to explain scientific phenomena. A focus on lab skills, scientific modeling, graphing, and interpreting data will be an essential part of all units. This class will prepare students to take Earth Science as a 9th grader at Carmel High School.
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 are studied in depth. Students are selected by specific criteria. For more detailed information refer to the "Earth Science Information" block .
**June 19th: Earth Science Regents Exam