Regents Earth Science covers the study of the earth. This includes topics in Earth Dimensions, Minerals & Rocks, The Dynamic Crust, Surface Processes & Landscapes, Earth's History, Meteorology, Water Cycle & Climates, the Earth in Space, and Environmental Awareness. The course is evaluated using homework, quizzes and tests, and the laboratory experience. As in all courses in science tested with a Regents examination,to take the Regents examination in the course (1200 minimum required minutes). The Regents examination in this course includes a laboratory practical prior to the Regents examination. Successful completion of this course will provide the student with one Physical Setting credit required for high school graduation.
Grading Policies and Syllabus
Grading policies and course syllabus for Mr. Touw's Earth Science class can be found here. (pdf)
Laboratory Safety Policy
Can be found here. (pdf) Please print and return no later than Sept. 12, 2011.
Recommended Review Book
Brief Review for New York Earth Science: The Physical Setting, 2012 Edition by Jeffrey Callister (Newburgh Free Academy). Pearson-Prentice Hall.
Mr. Touw's Gradebook
Click here to open the gradebook and check your progress online.
Course Topics and Assignments
Topic 1 - Intro to Earth's Changing Environment
Topic 2 - Measuring Earth
Topic Readings & Questions (pdf)
LAB 2-1: Sunspots (pdf)
LAB 2-2: Graphing Analysis (pdf)
LAB 2-3: Latitude and Longitude (pdf)
LAB 2-4: Warwick Topographic Map (pdf)
LAB 2-5: Contour Maps (pdf)
Lat-Long US Map 1 (pdf)
Lat-Long US Map 2 (pdf)
Lat-Long World Map (pdf)
Effective October 25, 2011, All assignment postings
will be accessed through Moodle.
Click here to be directed to the Orange-Ulster BOCES website.