Regents Earth Science
Regents Earth Science is all about the Earth and its place in the universe. The class begins by reviewing the skills needed to be successful in the class. Then the topic of mapping. Astronomy is next. Students will learn about Earth's position in space. How humans developed our model of the universe. How objects in our solar system effect the Earth. Meteorology and climate follows. Students will learn how the energy from the sun causes unequal heating of our planet which leads to energy exchanges in our atmosphere which in turn creates weather. Geology is next. Here students will learn how to identify minerals and rocks. Then how mineral and rocks form and under what conditions. This leads to how the surface of Earth is reshaped. Plate tectonics follows, and then the history of the geologic record.