NS Science Fair Winners
Congrats to the NS Science Fair Winners in the following categories listed below. All ten 1st place winners will be advancing to the Regional Science fair which North Springs is hosting on Saturday, February 3rd. Congrats and good luck Spartans! Also good luck to our Robotics Teams competing in the Robotics Tournament at NSCHS this Saturday from 8am-5pm!
- Behavioral and Social Science -1st Simon Kwon, Pierce Canning, 2nd Madison Webb
- Biochemistry - 1st Samara Alexander, 2nd Ariel Frenchman, 3rd Ryan Cohen
- Biomedical and Health Services -1st Julia Genna, 2nd Jaquelyn Anderson, Phillip Weinstein, 3rd Gabriella Kogan, Honorable Mention: Tramia McGee
- Chemistry - 1st Isha Perry, 2nd Ethan Barlow, 3rd Ethan Goldberg, Madison Kaeman, "Wake" Williams
- Earth and Environmental Science - 1st Aviel Pearlman, 2nd Deon Clark, 3rd Xavier Cashaw, Chelsea Welzjin
- Energy: Chemical -1st Alma Kent, 2nd Trinity Austin, 3rd Aidan English, Jose Serrano
- Material Science -1st Rukhshona Ibragimova, Masuma Taqvi, 2nd Melanie Zeewy, Danielle Nicholas, 3rd Ryan Grayson, Andrew Evanglista
- Microbiology - 1st Sarah Szabo, 2nd Coy Cooper III, 3rd Eli Benveniste, Eli Minsk, HM: Xavier Logan
- Physics - 1st Derek Coffsky, 2nd Ouni Kayyali, 3rd Adam Spitzler, Ford Carter, HM: Maddie Lampert
- Plant Science - 1st Yaron Bernstein, 2nd Harika Bolla, 3rdrd Samantha Hertz, Ari Izenson
SPARK STEM Day at Ciena
Nearly 30 Spartans spent President's Day at Ciena Corp in Alpharetta to learn about the exciting careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Especially geared to future female STEM majors. Ciena is now a sponsor and exhibitor at SSEF's STEAM event on March 14th. Our Computer Science Club and WIT Club will be there too!
AP STEM Honors
For six consecutive years North Springs has been named an AP Honor School and AP STEM
school for high student participation and success in AP courses in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!
Find Yourself Here!
Students who like to work with numbers, problem solve from a mathematical point of view, learn about science, conduct experiments, engage in scientific research or do mathematical modeling will find the Math & Science Magnet program offers a variety of core and elective classes. Students can participate in Science Fair, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Math Team, COMAP, and Computer Club among the many clubs and honor societies offered, and participate in many local, regional and global
Math & Science Magnet
The magnet program allows students who meet the academic entrance requirements to pursue an interest in math or science through additional math and science elective requirements reflected in a transcript that shows depth and rigor. Students interested in the Math/Science Magnet must apply, have an overall 85 GPA and maintain an 85 GPA in their Math and Sciences courses. Students may focus their classes
in mathematics or science or both. For a more indepth look at the program, click here.
Inspiring a lasting depth of knowledge in math and science through logic, research and
The mathematics curriculum involves problem-solving, communication, reasoning and connecting through the study of numbers and operations on them.
Algebra, functions, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability
and the conceptual underpinnings of
calculus and mathematical structure
are part of the Georgia Performance Standards that focuses on mastery and application of key concepts.
All students must earn 4 core math units over 4 years. Courses are
offered on 3 levels: regular, honors
and advanced placement.
Magnet students must take 4 additional math or science electives over 4 years.
Over 65 students participated in the 36hr global
math modeling competition known as COMAP
on November 11-13, 2016.
STEAM Advisory Board
NS Strategic Plan explores becoming STEAM certified; to see what that could mean advisory members visited the #1 ranked school in GA- Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology.
The Science Department offers a
range of courses for students to
study a variety of topics in a problem based/project-based learning
environment. Objectives and goals from national standards and Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) are
incorporated into the science courses. The curriculum is designed to enhance students understanding of science, enabling them to become environmentally, scientifically and technologically literate.
All students must earn 4 core science units
over 4 years which must include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Forsenic Science or Environmental Science. Courses are offered on 3 levels:
regular, honors and advanced placement.
Magnet students must take 4 additional math
or science electives over 4 years.
Full STEAM Ahead
STEAM Ambassadors at SSCMS!
September 22nd - 16 Spartans served as STEAM ambassadors helping with Sandy Springs Middle School's very successful STEAM Night. Thanks to Mrs. Davis, Dr. Chapman and the following students: Paul Anthony, Vaiyon Caphart, Lynn Hammonds, Gabriel Davis, Zalia Weathers, Amari Mosby, Mercedes Tillman, Rachael Simpson, Julia Echeumuna, Lene Huggins, Vanessa Paredes, Zayda Sims, RaShylah Black, Kelly Cuevas, Katie Miller and Neema Zayed. It's just the beginning of collaborating with our feeder schools on STEAM!
Science Fair Winners
Kaleb Bamber won Best in Show, Sarah Szabo won Steven C. Fowler Emerging Scientist, Yaron Berstein won the Einstein Award, Gidon Kowalsky won the Mendel Award, and KeEmelyn Durrant won the Mendeleev Award.
Friends of Math & Science (FOMAS)
College & Career Center
North Springs Hosts
STEAM Showcase March 14th
For the 8th consecutive year North Springs will host the SSEF STEAM Showcase for students during the day and for the community at night! Don't miss this event -it's exciting, it's eye-opening and it's free. Learn more!
2018-19 Curriculum Guidebook
To see the courses that will be offered next year!
Solar Eclipse Videos
Highlighting some historical events that coincide with past eclipses:
The physics of eclipses and what exactly is happening during one:
The anatomy of the eye and why you should never look without protection:
Great 2017-18 Science Fair
Over 150 projects were judged in the Aux gym last Thursday, This Thursday will be the awards ceremony. Good luck!
Thanks Science Dept. Chair Tonya Davis, the science team, judges and FOMAS parent volunteers led by Mindi Miller.