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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Earth Science?
Course SummaryBoost your understanding of the topics you'll find on the NY Regents Exam - Earth Science with this interesting test prep course. Use the video lessons and self-assessment quizzes as a comprehensive, mobile-friendly study guide you can use at any time to study for the test.
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About the Course
To graduate from high school in New York State, you needed to earn a Regents Diploma. This process includes passing five Regents Exams, including one in science. For your science exam, you can choose from four areas of study: chemistry, Earth science, the living environment and physics. You also have the option of pursuing a diploma with advanced designation. To do this, you'll need to pass two Regents science exams: one on a physical science and one on a life science.
We've developed this online study guide to help high school students like you prepare for the Earth Science Regents Exam. Watch our brief video lessons to refresh your memory about Earth science basics and history of the Earth. You'll also complete chapters on rocks and minerals, weathering and erosion, and Earth's spheres and internal structure. Other topics covered in this course include the following:
- Plate tectonics
- Igneous rocks
- Running water
- The atmosphere
- Weather and storms
- Surface processes and geologic mapping
- Astronomy and space exploration
The 3-hour Earth Science Regents Exam features approximately 85 questions distributed over three sections. The first section includes only multiple-choice questions, the second has a mix of multiple-choice and constructed-response questions, and the third is strictly open-ended questions. You'll need a copy of the 2011 Edition Reference Tables for Physical Setting/Earth Science, which will be provided to you, to complete this exam.
Earth Science Regents Exam Preparation
Our Earth science course includes dozens of video lessons, written transcripts and self-assessment quizzes that can help you prepare for the Regents Exam. This course was designed by experienced, professional educators. They kept the videos short, through comprehensive, and they developed the short, multiple-choice quizzes to mimic the Earth Science Regents Exam.
Earth Science Regents Exam Scoring
The open-ended questions on the Earth Science Regents Exam are scored by at least two science teachers, based on a scoring key and rating guide. You can earn partial credit on open-ended questions if your response is scientifically accurate and demonstrates adequate knowledge, even if it's not technically correct. You'll also earn one point for each multiple-choice question that you answer correctly. To qualify for a Regents Diploma, you need to score 65 or higher on the Earth science exam, based on a 100-point scale.
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