Regents Earth Science Questions Answers Keys

Science Regents Examinations: Physical Setting/Earth Science

Earth Science is divided into three major topics:

  1. Astronomy:  The study of celestial objects and Earth’s position in the universe.
  2. Meteorology/Weather & Climate:  The study of the changing conditions of the atmosphere over time.

Geology: The study of the solid Earth

Tentative Topic Schedule:  Each unit will end in a Unit Exam based on the NYS Earth Science Regents.

 Unit I: Earth’s Materials/Geologic History

  • The Nature of Change
  • Density
  • Energy

Unit II:  Earth Materials

  • Minerals
  • Rocks
  • Geologic History [may be done 2nd half]

Unit III:  Locating Positions on Earth

  • Topography
  • Latitude/Longitude
  • Earth’s axis of rotation

Unit IV:  Surface Processes/Landscape Formation

  • Weathering
  • Erosion
  • Deposition
  • Landscape Features

Mid-Term Exam – January 2016

Unit V:  Astronomy

  • Stars
  • Planets
  • Rotation/eccentricity

Unit VI:  Plate Tectonics/Earth’s Interior

  • Types of plates/plate movements
  • Earth’s core – Crust
  • Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Unit VII:  Weather/Climate

  • Density
  • Energy
  • Weather variables
  • Dew point/Cloud formation
  • Weather patterns

Lab Practicum

Cumulative Earth Science Regents Exam

Regents Earth Science Questions Answers Keys

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