This vaccine is now required for students in grades 7, 8 and 12. Please call your child's Doctor with any questions.
2021 Science & Technology Fair Update
Due to Covid-19 there will not be a GFMS science fair this year. Looking forward to a great fair in 2022!
Tri-County is holding a virtual fair the week of April 3rd. We may be able to send up to 12 GFMS students from GFMS on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Heather Schmidt by January 31st if you're interested. Parents can also sign their children up on the Tri-County website. The cost ranges from $50.00 - $ 100.00 depending on date of sign up. See website below for more information.
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