South Park High School - Buffalo Public Schools
Regents Earth Science Course
Expectations & Syllabus
Mr. Wilcott: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Berzon: email@example.com
Course website: schoology.buffaloschools.org
- For the foreseeable future class is 100% remote and virtual.
- Log in to our TEAMS every day that we are Synchronous or “Live”
- Make-up work is your responsibility on classes missed; contact me ASAP to get what you’ve missed. Homework is due the day you come back from an absence, unless you’ve made prior arrangements.
- Asynchronous days or “non-live” days I will also have the TEAMS room open to ask questions.
Classwork - 20%
Your Brain --- ask me questions every single time you have one. You have so many ways to ask me a question (Teams, chat room, text, email, Schoology message)!
Earth Science Reference Tables- See “Essential Class Information” folder in Schoology
*This syllabus is subject to change at any time through the year.
A General Course Outline
Intro to Technology and Covid-19 Information
Prologue- Observations & measurements
Models & Measuring Earth- Maps, latitude and longitude, shape of Earth
Astronomy- Earth’s motions, seasons, phases of the moon, stars/galaxies/the universe
Dynamic Atmosphere - Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect, Insolation and Seasons
Weather & Climate- Meteorology, weather maps, climate and climate change
Mid-February - May:
Rocks & Minerals- Mineral identification, rock types, rock cycle
The Dynamic Crust- Plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes
Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, Soils & Landscapes
Earth History- Fossils, absolute and relative age, radioactive decay
May - June:
Once all of the above units are complete, we will begin reviewing for the Regents lab performance test, final exam, and Regents exam.