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822,

One of you asked me to post this, and so I am. Below is a link to the lesson on a mineral’s “color, luster, and streak” for your notes.

For studying purposes both now and for the regents exam in June, please copy these into your notes as if it was regular lesson. It would be wise if you also completed the activity and DOK questions.

2. Color, Luster, and Streak

- Mr. Paccione

Earth science students,

Here is a link to Lab #5:

Lab #5- Drawing Topographic Profiles

- Mr. Paccione

Earth science students,

Here is a link to Lab #4:

Lab #4- Constructing a Topographic Map

- Mr. Paccione

Earth science students,

Here is a link to lab #3:

Lab #3- Interpretation of Topographic Maps

- Mr. Paccione

Earth science students,

Here is a link to lab #2:

Lab #2- Latitude and Longitude

- Mr. Paccione

6th grade science students,

The following is the review guide for your 1st quarterly exam that will take place on 10/24.

  1. Branches of science
    1. Know the three branches of science
    2. Know what each branches studies
  2. Laboratory Safety
    1. Know the basics of lab safety
  3. Theory vs. Law
    1. Know the difference between a theory and a law
  4. Scientific Method
    1. Know the 5 steps of the scientific method
    2. Know what observations are
    3. Know what an hypothesis is
  5. Tools of Science
    1. Know all of the tools of science and what they are used for
  6. Metric Units
    1. Know the three base units
  7. Observation vs. Inference
    1. Know the difference between an observation and an inference
    2. Know how to identify an observation versus an inference
  8. Quantitative vs. Qualitative
    1. Know the difference between the two and how to recognize them
  9. Mass
    1. Know what mass is
    2. Know the units for mass
  10. Volume
    1. Know how to calculate the volume of a regular object using a ruler
    2. Know how to calculate the volume of an irregular object using a graduated cylinder
  11. Density
    1. Know how to calculate density using the density formula (have it memorized!)
  12. Graphs
    1. Know how to read the three types of graphs
  13. Experimental Design
    1. Know how to identify an independent variable in an experiment
    2. Know how to identify a dependent variable in an experiment
    3. Know how to identify the constants in an experiment

Study this closely.

- Mr. Paccione

Earth science students,

Here is the review guide for the Earth science quarterly.

  1. Branches of Earth Science
    1. Know all five branches
  2. Shape of the Earth
    1. Know the precise name of Earth’s shape
  3. Latitude and Longitude
    1. Know how to identify lines of latitude and longitude
  4. Geographic Coordinate System
    1. Know how to identify a point on Earth using latitude and longitude coordinates
  5. Degrees and Minutes
    1. Know how to identify locations in NYS to the nearest 10 minute interval
  6. Altitude of Polaris
    1. Know the connection between your altitude of Polaris and your latitude
  7. Time zones
    1. Know the rule for moving either east or west and how it affects the time of day
  8. Topographic Maps
    1. Types of Isolines
      1. Know how to draw an isoline on a field map of point values
    2. Contour Interval
      1. Know how to find a contour interval
    3. Mountains and Hilltops
      1. Know how to find the highest and lowest possible points on a map
      2. Know where to find benchmarks
    4. Depressions and Valleys
      1. Know how to use hachured contour lines
    5. River Flow Direction
      1. Know how to find the flow direction of a river
    6. Gradient
      1. Know how to calculate gradient
    7. PROFILES WILL NOT BE ON THE QUARTERLY EXAM
  9. Minerals
    1. Know the four ways we identify a mineral
    2. Know how to use the reference table to identify a mineral and look up mineral characteristics
    3. Know what makes a mineral a silicate

If you have any questions, please bring them up during the quarterly review day on 10/22.

- Mr. Paccione

All,

If you did not get your test #1 signed, I am giving you until Tuesday to get it signed without penalty. Make sure it gets done.

- Mr. Paccione

Earth science students,

If anyone needs to make up lab #1, here it is. Even if you did the Laboratory Safety lab as lab #1, this is the one you need to do instead.

Lab #1- Sunspot Cycle

- Mr. Paccione

626,

There will be a quiz this Friday, 10/10 on the topics we covered last week:

  • Scientific Method Pt. 2
  • Scientific Method Pt. 3
  • Scientific Method Pt. 4
  • Experimental Design Pt. 2
  • Experimental Design Pt. 1

- Mr. Paccione

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