This CAP is titled the “The Living Environment Lab Manual” which is designed to be incorporated into the Living Environment classrooms, for mostly grades 9 and 10. The goal of this cap is to provide Living Environment teachers with labs that help them reinforce the concepts taught in the lecture part of their class. The labs also enable students to meet the NYS lab time requirement of 1200 minutes. The Labs developed are fun for the students, connect to the curriculum and are modified to meet the needs of our diverse student population. We incorporated a variety of lessons that coincide with the different units covered throughout the year. As successive Caps are completed new labs that we find helpful will be added to the appropriate units in the lab manual. Teachers within our department have been encouraged to share their ideas and any activities they feel will add to the success of this lab manual. The labs focus on concepts tested in the NYS Living Environment regents. The CAP was developed using the Living Environment standards (Standards 1 and Standards 4.1.1, 4.2.1, 4.3.1, 4.4.1, 4.5.1, 4.6.1 and 4.6.2) set forth by New York State. This CAP is for part one of the lab manual so the basic structure might change as successive parts of the CAP are completed.

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