For the most part, your grade will reflect the effort you put into this course... teachers were told by their administrator that no student may be given a first or second quarter average less than 50 or a final course average of 63 or 64.
Since students and their parents have the ability to view their personal grades and average via the web, five and ten week reports have been rendered obsolete. I will upload future grades ASAP. I encourage everyone to check grades at least once a week. Please email me through the district's web site if you have any trouble with this process.
NYS Regents Earth Science is a challenging course but one that hard working (and not so hard working, see paragraph 1) ninth grade students can and do pass. My many years of experience teaching earth science has taught me that more often than not, "success is about effort, not ability". That means being attentive in class/asking questions, doing homework, memorizing vocabulary, reviewing new and older material daily, using the review book and passing the labs.
2016-17 Regents Earth Science with Mr. Dunn
The final exam (Regents) counts 20% of your final grade.
Most homework involves answering questions from the review book, text book or a worksheet.
Early (at least the day before the due date) =+5 pts.
-Cell phones, ipods, etc. must not be used in the classroom. This is a school rule too!
Unit 1- Intro. (Size, Shape and Composition of Earth): Ch. 1 & Ref.
Tables, p1, 10, 14, 15
Unit 2(combined with Unit 1)- Mapping: Ch. 2 & RT 1, 3
Unit 3- Rocks and Minerals: Ch. 11 & RT 1, 6, 7, 16
Unit 4- Weathering/Erosion/Landscapes: Ch.9, 14 & RT 2, 6
Unit 5- Plate Tectonics: Ch. 12 & RT 5, 10, 11
Unit 6- Earth History: Ch. 13 & RT 1, 3, 8, 9
Unit 7- Meteorology: Ch. 5, 7 & RT 1, 12, 13, 14
Unit 8- Hydrology/Climate: Ch. 8 & RT 1, 4, 14
Unit 9- Astronomy: Ch. 3, 4 & RT 1, 15
Regents Review & Lab Practical
Regents Exam*- June **, 2017 at **:15 (arrive at **: with pencils, black pens, standard calculator). Cell phones are prohibited in the testing room(TBA).
*You must be eligible to take the lab practical and the Regents exam;
1200 minutes of lab time with satisfactory lab reports is the NYS requirement.
I am presently available for extra help during Academic Advisement and after school M, Tu and Th.
LHSA Earth Science