GFMS Science Department


Long Term Closure Plans

Hello Families,


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. 

Science Fair: Real life kids!

Science Fair Tips!

Simple Science Fair Ideas!

GFMS Science Fair

   Science Fair Application   

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.  or

Make sure if you need electricity you circled it on the entry form!
Good Luck! 

New York State Science Learning 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 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.

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 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