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Make sure you bring a non-graphing calculator with you for the Earth science regents.

Make sure you bring a non-graphing calculator with you for the Earth science regents.

Make sure you bring a non-graphing calculator with you for the Earth science regents.

Make sure you bring a non-graphing calculator with you for the Earth science regents.

Make sure you bring a non-graphing calculator with you for the Earth science regents.

Make sure you bring a non-graphing calculator with you for the Earth science regents.

Make sure you bring a non-graphing calculator with you for the Earth science regents.

Make sure you bring a non-graphing calculator with you for the Earth science regents.

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- Mr. Paccione

All,

Here is a link to ’100 illustrated concepts to pass the Earth science regents:

http://reviewearthscience.com/subjects/es/review/100ill/1.html

Here is a document that features something similar:

http://newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/files/user-submitted/100_Ways_not_ill-SHEEHAN.pdf

I suggest you know each of these concepts in order to earn a very high score.

- Mr. Paccione

All,

Below you can find the material that will be covered on next week’s (either Monday or Tuesday) test in the form of the lessons you see every day in class. I encourage you to use these as a study guide.

There were a few of you that approached me today realizing there were, at most, two topics on the test that I did not have a chance to cover in class. I do my best every day to align all my classes, and the craziness of May scheduling with testing and other things has made that a challenge. You will not be held responsible for those questions if you get them wrong! I plan on omitting those questions for those classes that did not receive the notes.

However, it is still material which will be covered on the regents, so here it is:

  1. Eccentricity
  2. Evidence of Big Bang
  3. Scales of The Universe
  4. Star Classification
  5. Moon Phases
  6. Tides and Eclipses
  7. Apparent Motions
  8. Motions of Earth
  9.  Seasons

If there are any questions, let me know.

- Mr. Paccione

 

 

 

All,

If you did not get the notes on apparent motion due to scheduling conflicts with Service League on Tuesday, below is a link to the lesson powerpoint. I suggest you engage in the activity as well as the depth of knowledge to get the most out of the lesson.

8. Apparent Motions

If you have any questions, comment here.

- Mr. Paccione

 

823 and 824,

Your homework tonight is to get your tests signed. If you do not have your test because I collected it/didn’t give you back your test, you are excused from the homework.

For the rest of you, make sure to hand in your test signed tomorrow.

- Mr. Paccione

All,

I have decided to move the test/not move the test bases on scheduling conflicts we have for the rest of this week and into next week. Look at the following schedule to see when your test is.

822- 5/16

820- 5/20

824- 5/20

823- 5/19

Due to scheduling, there is no possible way you can all take the exam on the same day. And to avoid possible cheating, each of these exams will be scrambled and with some questions being swapped out for a similar question.

I will announce this in class, but let this post stand as the official announcement.

- Mr. Paccione

All,

Below you can find a link to the NYS Intermediate Science Examination Website Review document I handed out back before or after break, depending on the class.

Intermediate Science Test Review Websites

For those of you in 824 or 823, you should have received this from Mr. Lampoutis a while back as well.

This document is due on May 30th, and will count as a test grade. If you do not complete it, it will average in as a 0. This will be detrimental to your grade no matter how well you are doing.

 

- Mr. Paccione

All,

I found this excellent website you all can use to study for the Earth science regents exam. It breaks down the questions by topic, and could be used as either your staple review practice, or as a supplement to any review practice you are currently using.

The only way you are going to do well on the regents exam is if you take reviewing seriously. This means that you dedicate a few minutes each day to doing it. I do not suggest reviewing for more than 10-15 minutes per day.

Review should be treated as such; a review. It should be a daily habit rather than becoming this this huge, hours and hours long task that you keep putting off and never actually get done. Trust me, I’ve been there. Don’t do it that way. It will never get done.

http://reviewearthscience.com/pages/topic-tests.php

Happy studying. Let’s make sure we end the year strong.

- Mr. Paccione

All,

Here is your detailed review guide for the 4th quarter, Test #2 on Friday, 5/16:

  1. Eccentricity & Ellipses
    1. Know how to measure eccentricity using the equation
    2. Know the parts of an ellipse, including where the sun is located in an ellipse
    3. Know what an ellipse is modeling
  2. Evidence of the Big Bang
    1. Know the three pieces of evidence for the big bang
    2. Know the difference between red shift and blue shift
  3. Scales of the Universe
    1. Know the 5 scales of the universe (solar system, galaxy, local group, Supercluster, universe)
    2. Know which is the biggest and which is the smallest
    3. Know what is inside of a solar system versus what is inside of a galaxy
  4. Star Classification
    1. Know how to use the page 15 ESRT
    2. Know how to the four criteria of a star using the ESRT
    3. Know the three phases of life of a star (main sequence, red giant, and white dwarf)
  5. Moon Phases
    1. Know how to identify the phase of the moon based on its position in an orbit
    2. Know how to tell difference between the ‘waxing’ and ‘waning’ phase of the  moon
  6. Tides and Eclipses
    1. Know how to model the sun-earth-moon alignment needed for a spring tide and neap tide
    2. Know how to model the sun-earth-moon alignment needed for a solar eclipse and lunar eclipse
  7. Apparent Motion
    1. Know the rate at which Earth rotates
    2. Know why the stars and planets appear to move in the sky
    3. Know why we see different constellations at different times of the year
  8. Motions of Earth
    1. Know the three proofs for Earth’s rotation on its axis
    2. Know the difference between the heliocentric and geocentric model
    3. Know the difference between Earth’s ‘revolution’ and ‘rotation’
  9. Seasons
    1. Know why there are seasons
    2. Know how the sun’s path in the sky changes through the seasons

Study this closely and carefully.

- Mr. Paccione

All,

Your exit project is due on Friday, 5/16. This is the same day as your test #2, so make sure you plan your school work schedule accordingly as to not be bogged down Thursday night with too much work. Plan ahead!

I am providing you with a link to a template that will help you create your exit project laboratory report. Please make sure you include everything that is on there to receive full credit.

Lab Report Template

**Special Note**: Your lab report must include a data table as well as either a hand drawn graph or computer generated graph. If you do not have a data table and/or graph, you will lose major points.

If you have any questions, please let me know right away.

- Mr. Paccione

 

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