Syllabus for Regents Earth Science

 

Topic I: INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE & THE EARTH

Graph Analysis
Earth's Circumference: Erathosthenes
Earth's Shape
Density

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Topic 2: MAPS

Contour Mapping
Measurement in a Topographic Field
Constructing a Topographic Map
Reading a Topographic Map
Drawing a Profile of Earth's Surface
Reading a Topographic Map
Activities: Latitude, Longitude, Time

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Topic 3: ROCKS & MINERALS

Rocks and Minerals
Studying Mineral and Rocks Specimens and in Thin Sections

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Topic 4 : WEATHERING & EROSION

Rock Abrasion
Stream Velocity & Slope
Deposition of Sediments
Stream Divides and River Systems
Stream Action

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Topic 5 : GLACIERS, WIND, WAVES

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Topic 6 : FORCES THAT RAISE THE EARTH'S SURFACE

Locating an Epicenter
Landscapes of New York State
Interpreting Landscape Development

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Topic 7 : EARTH'S HISTORY

Interpreting Geologic Events
Fossil Correlation
Radioactive Decay
Geologic Time
Activity: Fossil Footprints

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Topic 8 : THE OCEAN

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Topic 9 : WEATHER

Heat Absorption
Heat Transfer: Conduction
Heating & Cooling Rates
Dew Point/ Relative Humidity
Activity: Reading Isothermal Charts
Activity: Reading Barograms & Thermograms
Activity: The Barometer & Barometric Pressure

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Weather Maps
Daily Weather Maps
Large Scale Atmospheric Fields
Forecasting Storms
World Climates

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Topic 10 : EARTH & THE UNIVERSE

Activity: Using the Spectroscope
Elliptical Orbits
Sun's Daily Path
Computer Simulation: Voyager

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Activity: Moon Phases
Activity: Lunar & Solar Eclipses
Apparent Size of the Sun
Activity: Review of Latitude, Longitude & Time
Activity: Events Marking Seasons Worksheet
Computer Simulation: Voyager

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Topic 11 : THE ENVIRONMENT