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626,

Here is your detailed review guide for the upcoming quarterly exam on March 16th.

  1. Atmospheric Composition
    1. Know the gases in the atmosphere and their percentages
  2. Layers of the Atmosphere
    1. Know all the layers of that atmosphere in either ascending or descending order
    2. Know about the ozone layer
  3. Altitude-Temperature-Pressure Relationships
    1. Know how temperature changes as you go through different layers of atmosphere
    2. Know how air pressure changes has you go higher in the atmosphere
  4. Water Cycle
    1. Know each step of the water cycle
    2. Know what happens in each step
    3. Know what phase changes is occur in the water cycle
  5. Types of Wind
    1. Know the different between land breeze and sea breeze
    2. Know the difference between global winds and surface wind
  6. Characteristics of Weather
    1. Know how the weather is described
  7. Clouds
    1. Know the different cloud shapes and cloud heights
  8. Air Masses
    1. Know the different types of air masses and what makes them unique to one another
  9. Air Fronts
    1. Know how to describe each of the four types of fronts and how they interact
  10. Types of Precipitation
    1. Know the four types of precipitation and what weather conditions are needed to make each of them
  11. Weather Instruments
    1. Know all of the weather instruments and their function
  12. Graphing Data into a Line Graph
    1. Know how to make a line graph
    2. Know how to use the T.A.I.L.S. method to make a graph

Study smart!

– Mr. Paccione

 

 

 

Earth science students,

Here is the review guide for your test that is coming up on Friday, 2/13.

  1. Physical Weathering (1/20)
    1. Know the different types of physical weathering
  2. Chemical Weathering (1/21)
    1. Know the different types of chemical weathering
  3. Factors Affecting Weathering (1/26)
    1. Know the different factors
  4. Types of Soil (1/28)
    1. Know the two types of soil
  5. Factors Affecting Soil Formation (1/29)
    1. Know the factors affecting soil formation
    2. Know how each of them affect soil
  6. Agents of Erosion and Mass Wasting (1/30)
    1. Know the four agents of erosion
    2. Know details about each agent of erosion
  7. Wind and Glacial Erosion (2/2)
    1. Know the different types of wind erosional features
    2. Know what glacial erosion is and what striations are
  8. Evolution of a River (2/3)
    1. Know the three main stages of a river
    2. Know what makes each of them unique
  9. Features of a River (2/4)
    1. Know the different parts of the river system
  10. River Profiles (2/5)
    1. Know where erosion and deposition occur on a river’s meander
  11. Watersheds and Drainage Patterns (2/6)
    1. Know what a watershed is
    2. Know the different types of drainage patterns

Study smart.

– Mr. Paccione

626,

Here is the review guide for Test #2 that is coming up on Friday, 2/13

  1. Weather Characteristics (1/20)
    1. Know the four ways we describe weather
  2. Atmospheric Moisture (1/21)
    1. Know what humidity and relative humidity is
    2. Know the relationship between air temperature and how much moisture it can hold
    3. Know what dew point is
  3. Types of Clouds (1/26)
    1. Know what clouds are
    2. Know the three cloud shapes
    3. Know the three cloud heights
  4. Weather Instruments (1/28 and 1/29)
    1. Know all of the weather instruments we spoke about in class
    2. Know what units a thermometer, barometer, rain gauge, anemometer, and wind vane use
  5. Types of Precipitation (1/30)
    1. Know the four types of precipitation
    2. Know the connection between air temperature and the type of precipitation
    3. Know how updrafts in the thunderstorms play a role in forming hail
  6. Air Masses (2/2 and 2/3)
    1. Know the difference between continental and maritime air masses
    2. Know the difference between tropical and polar air masses
    3. Know where you find each of these air masses in relation to the Earth’s equator
  7. Air Fronts (2/4, 2/5, and 2/6)
    1. Know the four different types of fronts
    2. Know how warm air interacts with cold air when they meet
    3. Know the symbols for cold, warm, and stationary fronts

Study smart.

– Mr. Paccione

Earth science,

The following are the topics that you can expect to see on the quiz this Friday.

  1. Factoring Weathering (1/26)
  2. Types of Soil (1/28)
  3. Factors Affecting Weathering (1/29)
  4. Agents of Erosion and Mass Wasting (1/30)

Study smart.

– Mr. Paccione

626,

The following are the topics that you can except to see on the quiz this Friday.

  1. Types of Clouds (1/26)
  2. Weather Instruments Pt. 1 (1/28)
  3. Weather Instruments Pt. 2 (1/29)
  4. Types of Precipitation (1/30)

Study smart.

– Mr. Paccione

822,

Below you can find the project sheet for the sea wall argumentative essay task + sea wall model. Everything you need to know about both parts of the task are on that sheet.

Engineering a Sea Wall for Lower Manhattan

Sea Wall Task Rubric

Be sure to follow the rubric very closely as you will be graded based on it.

– Mr. Paccione

 

Science students,

Here are copies of your goal sheets that are due tomorrow. Please make sure these are filled out completely.

3rd Quarter- 6th Grade Science Student Goal Sheet

3rd Quarter- Earth Science Student Goal Sheet

– Mr. Paccione

Earth science students,

The midterm assessment that was administered on 1/20 will no longer count in your average.

However, a grade below an 85 should indicate that you should be taking it upon yourself to review past concepts through the help of a Barron’s Regents Book, or any other resource that can help you review. Below is a link to a Barron’s Regents review book. It has a chapter by chapter breakdown of everything we have learned.

And while we will have many weeks to review past concepts, it can only act as a supplement to the work you do at home on your own time.

– Mr. Paccione

Midterm Grades Posted

Earth science students,

The mid term grades have been posted. Not good. I’m not happy. We have work to do.

– Mr. Paccione

626,

In case you misplaced your mock test from today, here is another copy.

Make sure you are reviewing the review guide as well.

Test #1- Mock Test

– Mr. Paccione

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