Students will use scientific processes to investigate their surroundings. The course is organized into these areas: Astronomy; Geology; Meteorology; Geologic History; and Energy Ample laboratory exercises use the students' life experiences and natural surroundings to help provide a better understanding of planet Earth and its place in the universe.
Designed to be used with any Earth Science textbook as a content resource, this is the second semester of a full-year course that includes standard alignments, an easy-to-use pacing guide, plus comprehensive daily lesson plans providing point-of-use content background and teaching strategies to support classroom success. The classroom-tested labs are creative, engaging and apply concepts covered in the (editable PowerPoint) daily class notes that are ready the first day of class. Assessments provided for each unit are also editable. All of these elements will greatly reduce teacher preparation time, improve the instructional environment for both teacher and student, and ensure coverage of all required national and/or state standards. The classroom-tested labs are creative, engaging and apply concepts covered in the daily class notes that are ready the first day of class. Lab materials are commonly available in grocery or hardware stores.
For New York State Schools : As part of the Regent exam, students will also take a lab performance test , covering major laboratory skills and activities, approximately two weeks prior to the written Regents Exam. The lab exam counts for approximately 15% of the total Regents score. Students are required to complete and pass a minimum number of lab activities prior to taking the Regents Exam in June . Students must complete 1,200 minutes of laboratory experience with satisfactory written lab reports on file for admission to the Regents Examination.