There are four New York State Regents examinations in science: Chemistry, Earth Science, Living Environment, and Physics. To prepare for these Regents examinations, students should understand the appropriate content and be aware of how the exams are set up. Each three-hour science Regents exam has three or four sections, which include multiple-choice and/or free-response questions.The Living Environment
Regents examination tests a student’s knowledge of biology and is divided into four sections: multiple-choice questions, two sections of multiple choice and free response questions, and free response questions. Living Environment topics include Cells, Evolution, Genetics, Ecology, the Human Body, Reproduction, and Laboratory Skills.
The Earth Science Regents examination is divided into four sections: multiple-choice questions, multiple choice and constructed response questions, constructed response questions, and a laboratory performance exam. Earth Science topics include Composition of the Earth; Mapping; Rocks and Minerals; Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, and Landforms; Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics; Earth History; Meteorology and Climate; and Astronomy.
The Chemistry Regents examination includes three sections: multiple-choice questions, multiple-choice and constructed response questions, and extended constructed response questions. Chemistry topics include Atomic Concepts; the Periodic Table; Moles and Stoichiometry; Chemical Bonding; Physical Behavior of Matter; Kinetics and Equilibrium; Organic Chemistry; Oxidation and Reduction; Acids, Bases and Salts; and Nuclear Chemistry.
The Physics Regents includes three sections: multiple-choice questions, multiple-choice and constructed response questions, and constructed response questions. The examination covers topics such as Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinematics, Energy, Waves, Quantum Theory, and Particle Physics.
There are a number of Regents review books and online resources that students can consult throughout the year. In addition, check our course schedule to register for Regents review classes in these and other subjects.