This website will provide you with all you need to be successful during the school year. Browse, look around, and feel free to contact me if you cannot find what you are looking for. The site is continuously updated, and is a great way to get ahead for upcoming units.
Weathering, Erosion, & Deposition
Landscapes Glacial Geology
Energy Transfer & Graphing
Topographic Maps Shape of the Earth
Rocks & Minerals
Geologic History of the Earth
Weather & Meteorology
Hydrologic Cycle & Climate
Astronomy & Seasons
The following materials should be brought to class every day.
Compass (if necessary)
NEW YORK STATE REGENTS EXAM:
This year the Earth Science Regents will take place on June 18th, 2015. The exam is divided into 85 multiple choice and short answer questions and a lab practical. You will be allowed a maximum of 3 hours in which to complete the test.
The lab practical is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills doing real science labs. It will be administered during the last two weeks of the year. There will be 3 stations, each lasting 9 minutes for a total of 27 minutes. The lab practical is worth 16 weighted points. We will go over each station so you feel very prepared.
We have a long way to go but you will be more than prepared!
To sit for the Regents examination, a student must complete at least 30 40-minute periods (1200 minutes) of lab work and submit appropriate lab reports to be placed on file by the teacher. Although no specific labs are required for the Earth Science Regents exam, you must complete the hours required. We will do them throughout the year. As a reminder, you will not be eligible to take the exam if you do not complete the labs.
Textbook: We will be using an online iBook called Earth Science: An Interactive Review. There will be supplemental assignments and opportunities to better understand a topic by using the online edition
CONTACT INFORMATION: I can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check my email often and will reply promptly. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Please refer to this information during the year to make sure that you are doing all you can to improve your knowledge of science. I’m looking forward to a productive year!