Station 1- Identification - Using a mineral Identification kit and key, the student will determine the characteristics of two mineral samples and identify each sample by name. Station 2- Classification - Using rock identification charts, the student will classify two rock samples to identify each sample as Igneous, Metamorphic, or Sedimentary and state a reason for each classification based on the observed characteristics of the rock samples. Regents Earth ScienceLab Performance Test - Part D
Station 3- Angular Measurement - Using a plastic hemisphere that models the apparent path of the sun, an external protractor, a metric ruler, and masking tape, the student will locate the position of the sun at a given time and measure the distance between that position and a fixed point. Station 4 - Mass-Density - Using a decigram balance, a mineral density chart, and a calculator, the student will find the density, determine the mass, and calculate the volume of a given mineral sample. Regents Earth ScienceLab Performance Test - Part D
Station 5- Settling Time - Using a column of fluid, three sizes of plastic particles of the same density, a stopwatch, and a calculator, the student will determine the average settling time for each of the three sizes of particles. Station 6- Graphing - Using data obtained from station 5, the student will construct a line graph of average settling time vs. particle diameter and will determine the settling time for another given particle diameter. Regents Earth ScienceLab Performance Test - Part D
June 2007 – Regents Earth Science Written Exam • All questions on Parts A, B, C of the written exam must be answered. There are no optional questions. • Part A is approximately 35 multiple choice questions • Part B is multiple choice based on diagrams; which seem to assess knowledge of the mechanics of PS:ES • Part C is constructed response, assessing understanding of concepts. REMEMBER – NO Pronouns – Keep your answer simple BUT COMPLETE!!!!
June 2007 - Regents Earth Science Written Exam • The answer sheet that comes with the exam requires students to write the number of their answer to each multiple-choice question on a blank line. • Students will be required to record all answers in ink, except when responses are marked on graphs, maps, diagrams, and machine-scored answer sheets. For example, a pencil may be used for constructing an isoline map.
Should I get a review book? • Definitely • In addition to the BFRB, purchase a Barron’s Review Book. • USE IT – 15 minutes per night – read the explanation of any missed question of the correct and incorrect responses • Keep a list of the topics that you have trouble with so you know which review sessions to attend
How do I study? START NOW Take a practice test to determine your weaknesses Concentrate your study on your weaknesses ATTEND THE REVIEW SESSIONS ON THE TOPICS YOU’RE WEAK ON! Ask questions of your teacher as they arise Quietly - find a quiet place where you can concentrate A little at a time - break it up into small pieces KNOW AND USE YOUR REFERENCE TABLES Conceptualize - don’t memorize - understanding will help you remember
What do I need to bring? • A well rested, well-fed brain and body • Two sharpened pencils • An eraser • A highlighter • Two blue or black pens (functional) • A calculator • A positive attitude
Be prepared before the test starts. • Plan on being finished with your studying by June 18 • Don’t study the night before – you’ll freak yourself out… • Get a good night’s sleep • Eat a good breakfast, drink WATER – it’s Brain food!!! • Be on time for the test (June 19 A.M.) • Be calm - you’re prepared