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822,

I never posted the project on the website. Here it is:

The Engineering and Mathematics of Floating Ships

- Mr. Paccione

All,

Print off a fresh copy of the ESRT for Friday. The proctor will not have any copies of the ESRT.

Earth Science Reference Table- 2011 Edition

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822.

As we spoke about, here are all of tomorrow’s materials for review.

The most important things to review for tomorrow are 1) how you will answer the discussion protocol question that I will pose regarding the article, and 2) how you will answer the DOK discussion questions.

Here is the article we will read tomorrow: Literacy Article for 10.23

The question I will pose regarding this article is: “Given the information in the article, as well as your prior knowledge, do you think Mars once harbored life?”

I have also attached the lesson itself if you want to review it as well.

10. Igneous Rock Percentages

Also, be sure to be studying for the quarterly exam on Friday.

- Mr. Paccione

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

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Earth science students,

Here is a link to Lab #5:

Lab #5- Drawing Topographic Profiles

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Earth science students,

Here is a link to Lab #4:

Lab #4- Constructing a Topographic Map

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Earth science students,

Here is a link to lab #3:

Lab #3- Interpretation of Topographic Maps

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Earth science students,

Here is a link to lab #2:

Lab #2- Latitude and Longitude

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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

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