GFMS Science Department
Earth Science Information : Regents
GFMS Science Fair & 2021 Tri-County Virtual Fair
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!
All participants have been notified by GFMS and Tri-County of their acceptance to the fair. Congratulations! You will receive another email on or about April 2nd will information on submitting your video. Additionally, please check your email for the " Rules & Regulations" packet that outlines the judging rubrics and procedures. ( posted below)
If you have further questions about the Tri-County Fair or need additional guidance on your entry video please email email@example.com
Good luck kids!
Grade 5- Gage Ackert, Aarav Prasad, Parker Vanacoro
Grade 6- Kaiylyn Manning, Raina Lestingi
Grade 7- Kai McKenzie, Xander Robinson
Grade 8- Jack Roberts, Noah Lessner
New York State Science Learning Standards
June 2021 Regents Calendar
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.
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 effect 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