Earth science is a one year science course offered to freshman, and covers the topics of geology, astronomy, meteorology, and environmental science. The course also covers a variety of learnings and problem-solving skills that can be used in many other disciplines. Classes will be scheduled to alternate between an 80 minute session on day, and a 40 minute session the next day. Labs will be taught during class time. All students must attain a minimum of 1200 minutes of lab, and meet the written lab requirements before they can take the Earth Science regents exam. Presently, 15% of the regents exam involves a hands-on, lab exam.