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Earth Science Students,

Below is the review guide for your chapter 5 test that is coming up on Wednesday, 12/21.

Study your entire Chapter 5 packet and know your diagrams!

  1. Properties of Electromagnetic Energy-
    1. Know the relationship between wavelength and frequency and wave energy
  2. Electromagnetic Spectrum
    1. Know the relationship between wavelength and energy
    2. Know how to use page 14
  3. Behaviors of Wave Energy
    1. Know the five behaviors of wave energy
    2. Know how to draw refraction, reflection, and transmission
  4. Surface Properties and Energy Absorption and Reflection
    1. Know how black and white surfaces absorb and reflection energy differently
    2. Know how rough and smooth surfaces absorb and reflect energy differently
    3. Know the relationship between absorbing energy and emitting energy
  5. Types of Heat Transfer
    1. Know the three types of heat transfer
    2. Know details about each of them
    3. Know how convection works (hot air rises, less dense // cool air sinks, more dense)
  6. Specific Heat of Materials
    1. Know how specific heat affects how fast materials got hot (absorb energy)
    2. Know how specific heat affect how fast/slow materials cool down (radiate infrared energy)
    3. Know where the specific heat table is on the ESRT
  7. Phase Changes and Energy Exchange
    1. Know the four types of phase changes
    2. Know whether heat is gained or released for each phase change
    3. Know how to use the ESRT page
  8. Earth’s Energy Supply
    1. Know which energy transfer brings energy to Earth
    2. Know what wavelength is given to Earth most intensely
    3. Know by what process is going on inside the Sun

Mr. Paccione

6th Grade Science Students,

Below is the topic review guide for quiz #1 which will take place on Friday, 12/9.

  • 7. Symbiotic Relationships
  • 8. Biomes
  • 9. Niches
  • 10. Abiotic vs. Biotic
  • 11. Ecosystems

Please use the powerpoints found on this website to help you study.

  • Mr. Paccione

 

Earth Science Students,

Here are some review questions for your chapter 4 test coming up on Wednesday, 12/7.

Please write out the answers to the questions; do not write out the questions themselves.

  1. 6-moon-phases-questions
    1. Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    2. 6-moon-phases-answers
  2. 1-apparent-motion-of-the-stars-and-sun-questions
    1. Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10
    2. 1-apparent-motion-of-the-stars-and-sun-answers
  3. 2-sun-and-the-seasons-questions
    1. Questions 1, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12
    2. 2-sun-and-the-seasons-answers
  4. 3-foucault-pendulum-and-coriolis-effect-questions
    1. Questions 1, 3, 4, 7, 15, 20
    2. 3-foucault-pendulum-and-coriolis-effect-answers
  5. 4-eclipses-and-tides-questions
    1. Questions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    2. 4-eclipses-and-tides-answers
  6. 5-suns-path-questions
    1. Questions 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
    2. 5-suns-path-answers

– Mr. Paccione

Earth Science Students,

Below is the review guide for the chapter 4 test we have coming up on Wednesday, 12/7.

Chapter 4 Test- Comprehensive Review Guide

  1. Apparent Motions of the Stars
    1. Know that the sun and all celestial objects move from east to west
    2. Know that the sky moves at 15 degrees per hour
    3. Know that Earth’s rotation causes apparent motion
    4. Know where Polaris is in the night sky and how star trails move
  2. Apparent Motions of the Sun
    1. Know where your zenith is
    2. Know where the Sun is in the sky at noontime
    3. Know what each of the Sun’s paths look like relative to one another
    4. Know each of the four key dates for each Sun path
    5. Know how the sunrise/sunset, daylight hours, noontime sunglight strength, and noontime shadow changes through the four key dates
  3. Rotation
    1. Know Earth’s tilt
    2. Know how the Earth spins and the rate
    3. Know the two proofs for Earth’s rotation
    4. Know what direction the winds bend in the northern hemisphere
  4. Revolution
    1. Know the difference between the heliocentric and geocentric models of the solar system
    2. Know the rate of Earth’s revolution around the Sun
    3. Know the one key evidence for Earth’s revolution
  5. Changing Angle of the Sun
    1. Know how the tilt of the Earth causes the seasons
    2. Know how angle of insolation and temperature are related
    3. Know the four key dates and which latitude receives 90 degree insolation at noontime
  6. Tides
    1. Know what causes the tides
    2. Know the difference between spring and neap tide
    3. Know where the moon has to be relative to the Earth and Sun in order to make a neap and spring tide
  7. Eclipses
    1. Kno the celestial alignment for a solar and lunar eclipse
    2. Know what a solar and lunar eclipse looks like from Earth
    3. Know the difference between the penumbra and umbra
    4. Know why we don’t get a lunar or solar eclipse ever month
  8. Moon Phases
    1. Know the difference between sidereal and synodic period
    2. Know how to figure out what the moon phase is based on where the moon is in its orbit around the Sun
    3. Know why we only see one side of the moon

Use the previous powerpoints to help you study. There are many diagrams on this test that you need to know how to use.

Mr. Paccione

Earth Science Students,

As you might have heard, I will no longer be requiring that my students take notes in my classes.

My classes will forever be switching over to “guided notes” packets which will contain everything you need to be successful in my class which includes:

  1. the notes
  2. key diagrams
  3. supporting graphics
  4. practice questions (when needed)

Due to this change, I will not post any more earth science lesson powerpoints to this website.

If you have any questions about this change, please see me and we can talk about it.

– Mr. Paccione

6th Grade Science Students,

Here is a link to the article we read in class:

http://ny.curbed.com/2016/6/9/11891372/nyc-parks-alley-creek-queens-photo-essay

Assignment: In your STEM groups (by dividing up the work or start a google doc) create a table of organisms identified from the reading assignment, write their common name, scientific name and include an illustration if you want to.

In the future, start a group text (assuming you all have phones) or email thread and communicate through their from now on about all things relating to the project.

– Mr. Paccione

All Students,

It is my belief that a teacher’s greatest tools for learning and growing are the student’s in his or her classroom.

Please complete the following polls as honestly and objectively as possible, irrespective of how you are performing in the class.

– Mr. Paccione

 

6th Grade Science Students,

Below is the list of topics that will be featured on the quiz coming up this Friday, 11/18.

  1. Living vs. Non-Living
  2. Traits of Living Things
  3. Introduction to Classification

– Mr. Paccione

Earth Science Students,

Please complete the assigned questions of the review packets by writing out the answers-only on a separate piece of paper.

  1. 1-structure-of-the-universe-and-the-big-bang-questions Questions 1-10
  2. 2-star-life-cycle-and-star-classification-questions Questions 1-10
  3. 3-planets-of-the-solar-system-questions Questions 1-10
  4. 4-orbits-and-eccentricity-questions Questions 1-10

– Mr. Paccione

 

 

6th Grade Science Students,

Below is the topic guide for what is now Monday’s quiz.

  1. Forms of Energy
  2. Kinetic vs. Potential Energy
  3. Types of Energy Transformations
  4. Non-Renewable Energy Resources (please review the powerpoint if we did not learn this yet in class… it will be featured on the quiz… here is a link to the lesson 5-non-renewable-energy-sources) It is not a challenging lesson… just vocab words and a fact or two.

– Mr. Paccione