Living Environment Labs
New York State:
For admission to a Regents examination in science, a student must complete the State- mandated laboratory requirement. The laboratory component must be provided in addition to the required classroom instruction associated with earning a unit of credit and must include 1200 minutes of hands-on laboratory with satisfactory laboratory reports [100.5(b)(7)(iv)(d)]. Laboratory reports must be kept on file for at least six months after the student takes a Regents examination in science.
Process Essay ~ Lab Report ~ Guidelines:
Lab # __ Title:
Using an Abstract graphic organizer, students will summarize the outcome of the experiment. The abstract gives a brief over view of what was done, what results were collected what significance did this have.
What did you Do? What did you See? What did you Learn?
Two to three complete sentences explaining to the reader why this lab is being performed.
What information does the student hope to gain?
Materials are a complete list of all materials needed to complete this particular lab experiment.
- Amounts and sizes are included.
- Presented in a list form, in columns.
A step by step detailed instruction of how the student performed the lab. One command per step should be used.
Step 3. ETC.
Results: 25 PTS
The results of a lab experiment are listed in four categories:
All numeric values collected during the lab. In table form.
Written descriptions of the lab experiment. Non-numeric
results. May be in table form or complete sentences.
Diagrams and sketches of organisms observed, apparatus set up or equipment used.
Many times raw data must be changed before relationships can be see. This section will include the equation used in the calculation and an example equation of the numeric values showing the result of the calculation. Results of the calculations can be in table form.
Displays results graphically.
Use a line graph with an X and Y-axis.
The student uses the knowledge gained from this experiment to draw conclusions of the importance of the biological concept presented in this lab experiment. The student will answer questions in a paragraph form restating the question in the response.
Guidelines For Drawing Lab Diagrams:
- Don't even think of starting your drawing unless you have a PENCIL!
- Drawings in PEN are UNACCEPTABLE! This is for two reasons:
a. You can erase pencil!
b. You can shade in areas more easily in pencil
- Each Drawing must be 1/2 page in size, and must include clear, proper labels! In the upper left hand corner of each circle include the specimen name as written on the slide label. In the upper right hand corner, include the magnification (100x or 430x)
- Labels should start on the outside of the circle. The circle indicates the field of view as seen through the eyepiece. All arrows should end with the point touching the object to be labeled!
- Animal cells should always include at least the following five labels: Cell membrane, Nuclear membrane, Nucleus, Chromatin, Cytoplasm.
- Plant Cells should always include at least the following seven labels: Cell membrane, Cell wall, Nuclear membrane, Nucleus, Chromatin, Cytoplasm, Chloroplast (this last does not exist in certain plant cells).
- Remember: This class is about Connections! I don't want you to Look at the cells; I want you to SEE them! In order to do that, you MUST: Apply your knowledge of cell structure to your drawings!
- An unlabeled drawing is nothing more than scratches on a piece of paper!