Welcome to Anatomy and Physiology!
9/27–In class–we went over the remainder of the notes for Mod 4, I emailed the PPT during class b/c several people said they did not receive it the first time I sent it last week, we reviewed for the exam next week, took pix for Jersey Day and then completed our Bone Lab Quiz.
Bonus for next week–Next Thursday is JERSEY DAY at Tutorial. If every student in the class wears a jersey (either an authentic jersey worn in a sporting event OR a replica jersey of a jersey worn during a sporting event–No tshirts), then the whole class will receive 5 bonus points that will be added to their Mod 1- 4 Exam grade. This is an All-or-Nothing bonus opportunity. If you do not own an athletic jersey, borrow one for class. I know several students are bringing extra just in case someone needs to borrow one. Again, tshirts with team logos do not count. Must be a game jersey.
9/6-Today was a full day. Students were split into two groups–lab and lecture. In lab, they completed 3.1 and 3.2 and took their quiz. In lecture, we went over about 1/2 of Mod 3 (integumentary system) and watched a video clip about albinism. Hwk is to follow the agenda–you have 2 weeks to do your summary over the videos/article I emailed today. You will need to do a little more research into what albinism is but that should not take you long. Every student has been added to the email list that gave me an alternate contact–if you are not getting the emails, please check your spam or junk folders. Parents, please continue to follow up with your student.
8/30–In class–lecture and notes over the remainder of Mod 2.
- restate purpose
- state slides looked at, magnification, what was seen in the slide(s)
- list any problems ie what you could not find, problems with microscope, etc
8/16 In Class: we went over the honors option, reviewed for the quiz, took Quiz 1A, finished the module and performed a protein synthesis “lab”. Hwk is to follow the agenda–there is no lab report for the inclass lab. Study for the quiz over the rest of the notes and PPT.
8/9 In class: Today was a great first day! Very busy. We went over class structure, Tutorial dress code, homework, microscopy and began Mod 1. Hwk is to follow the agenda and study for Quiz 1 next week over p 1 – 17 and the notes from today. I will email the PPT to parents today so make sure you get it from them and study the slides thru Protein Synthesis. Know the 11 organ systems and functions, levels of organization (atom to organism), organelles and their functions, terminology ie anatomy, physiology, tissue definitions and examples, homeostasis…
Coloring Page Correlation, Update 7/18
Science Fair Timeline–same as timeline for biology (this is only for those interested)
A & P Honors Research Project–a research paper coupled with a PPT presentation for the class.
*Please consider this the beta version of the agenda. I am posting it now so that parents can get an idea of what the class will be like. Also, it has the preclass homework that should be completed before classes start in August. I have some article summaries that need to be added, but I am still working on that part.
**Completing coloring sheets is required for all students. Every student is welcome to purchase the coloring book but only students that want to do the Honors option are required to purchase the coloring book. Any coloring page that is required as an assignment will be supplied by me to those that do not have the coloring book. The advantage to all students purchasing the coloring book is that students won’t have to keep up with loose coloring pages.
“This is our advanced biology course. Combined with Exploring Creation with Biology, it gives the student the equivalent of a university biology course. In other words, these two courses together cover the entire “advanced placement” (AP) curriculum. In order to take this course, the student MUST have completed a first-year biology course AND a first-year chemistry course. It covers both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body’s 11 organ systems in detail.” Apologia website
Organization is very important and students are required to keep a notebook with sections for notes, book work, quizzes/tests, and worksheets. Students should bring their textbook, student notebook, coloring book, binder, colored pencils and pencils to every class.
Two weeks will be spent covering most modules. There is a tremendous amount of information per module—vocabulary, structure, functions, etc. Students will need to spend time studying every day. Weekly work will include reading, questions from the textbook, worksheets and studying for quizzes and tests. Students will complete at least two small projects i.e. building a sarcomere. In addition to normal course work, students will read and critique current event articles.
Students should plan on at least two quizzes per module. Quizzes normally cover the previous week’s lesson, vocabulary, and diagrams. Tests are administered after modules 1 – 4, 5 – 8, 9 – 12, and 13 – 16. The fall final exam will cover 5 – 8 in-depth and possibly have important material from 1 – 4. The spring exam will cover material from 13 – 16 plus possibly important material from 9 – 12. Tests will be taken in class.
Lab experience is a vital component of anatomy and physiology. Students will spend time performing microscope labs and doing dissections. At this level, most dissections will be done alone. The only dissections that will be done in a group setting will be the fetal pig, frog and brain. Due to cost and size, the pig will be dissected in groups of two. Lab drawings and summaries will be required for all labs.
This course will have an honors component. This honors component will be different from the Chemistry honors component.
If you have any questions, please email the instructor at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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