Lab Requirement & Overview of Labs:
to a Regents examination in science (including The
Living Environment), a student must complete 1200 minutes of hands-on
laboratory with satisfactory laboratory reports. Laboratory
reports must be kept on file for at least six months after the student
takes a Regents examination in science. Labs include a variety of
activities including experimental design, examination of live and
preserved biological specimens, bacterial culture, microscopic
investigations, biochemical studies, graphing, paper modeling and
various simulations involving student "actors".
Labs vary widely in length. In general we conduct one to two labs
for Regents Biology are completed directly on lab
handouts which are kept in a lab folder for each student.