GFMS Science Department


GFMS Science Fair


   Science Fair Application   

 February  2/22/2020  

Snow date: 2/29/2020

  Science Fair Application 2020.mht 


New York State Science Learning Standards

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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 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.

7th Grade Science

 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.  

8th Grade Science

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.

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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 are studied in depth.  Students are selected by specific criteria.  For more detailed information refer to the "Earth Science Information" block .  

Important Dates

**June 19th: Earth Science Regents Exam

Earth Science : Great Discoveries

Amazing Science!

June 2020 Regents Calendar