Mr. Robert Ventola
St. Joseph Regional School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
34 years of teaching experience:
Regents Earth Science
Earth Science News
The N.Y.S. Regents Earth Science course is comprised of the following Key Ideas.
Key Idea 1: The Earth and celestial phenomena can be described by principles of relative motion
Key Idea 2: Many of the phenomena that we observe on Earth involve interactions among
components of air, water, and land.
Key Idea 3: Matter is made up of particles whose properties determine the observable characteristics of matter and its reactivity.
To explore these Key Ideas, students are directed through the following Units of Study;
1 Introduction to Earth’s Changing Environment
2 Measuring Earth
3 Earth in the Universe
4 Motions of Earth, Moon, and Sun
5 Energy in Earth Processes
6 Insolation and the Seasons
8 Water and Climate
9 Weathering and Erosion
11 Earth Materials—Minerals, Rocks, and Mineral Resources
12 Earth’s Dynamic Crust and Interior
13 Interpreting Geologic History
14 Landscape Development and Environmental Change
There is a Laboratory/Exploration component to the course that requires students to complete 1200 mins. of investigative experiences.
The final Regents Exam has a Lab Practical component along with a written component.