Curriculum and Instruction

Important Notice - September 2004

Update for Physical Setting/Earth Science and Living Environment Regents Examinations

Part D Components

  • Physical Setting/Earth Science Regents Examination
    • Part D – NEW Lab-Practical Performance Component
      The new lab-practical performance component (Part D) for the Physical Setting/Earth Science Regents examination is currently in the research and development stage and is not available for release by the Department at this time. The Department will continue to provide the current lab-practical test form as a component of the Physical Setting/Earth Science Regents examination in accordance with the memo released in October 2003 by the New York State Education Department.
  • Living Environment Regents Examination
    The four required laboratory activities for the Living Environment Regents examination during the 2004-2005 school year are:
    • Laboratory Activity #1—Relationships and Biodiversity
    • Laboratory Activity #2—Making Connections
    • Laboratory Activity #3—The Beaks of Finches
    • Laboratory Activity #5—Diffusion Through a Membrane

At this time these are the only required laboratory activities for Living Environment.  Laboratory Activity #4 is still under development and has not been released.  A memo pertaining to this matter may be found at:

Any pertinent updates may be found on the Science website.

Any questions pertaining to this notice may be directed to:

Last Updated: September 18, 2009