Welcome to Anatomy and Physiology!
4/8 In Class–we reviewed for the Respiratory quiz A, then took said quiz. I handed out coloring pages for those without the coloring books and a notes sheet set for cell respiration. We then went over notes on Mod 15 and dissected a sheep’s kidney (no lab report). Finally, we reviewed for the cell respiration quiz next week. Hwk is to follow the agenda and GC.
4/1 In class–Students turned in their Exp 14.1 lab reports and Ms. Kim returned quizzes and other graded homework. Several students asked to retake/correct Quiz 14.1. Use your book and notes to correct your quiz and resubmit to Ms Kim next week for additional credit (partial). We finished Module 14 today on the Respiratory System. We went thru Cellular Respiration (internal respiration) and watched several video clips. The videos really show how incredible our Creator God is! Next week we will take the first Mod 14 quiz over the first PPT (last week’s notes and some of today’s). The week after you will take a comprehensive quiz over Cellular Respiration. Print out the PPT slides and study them well. The quiz will be multiple choice. I will post the PPT to GC. Otherwise, hwk is to follow the agenda.
3/25 In class–we began lecture over the first part of Mod 14 (respiratory system) and students took their Mod 13 quiz. Scores were NOT very good for the majority, so I would suggest correcting the quiz and resubmitting for partial credit. Students also performed Exp 14.1 in lab so a lab report is due next week, too. Follow the agenda for hwk.
3/11 In class–finished mod 13 notes, reviewed, completed exp 13.2 and took quiz 13a. Hwk is to follow the agenda. Prepare for Quiz 13 B which is comprehensive and has a diagram of system to label. Use the PPT to help you study.
2/4 In class, students completed Exp 11.1, the mod 10 quiz and took notes over Blood. I will post the PPT to the GC stream. Hwk is to follow the agenda. Get your permission slips signed and either bring them next week or upload them to GC. It is not scary or painful–quick finger prick and a cool lab. We went over what would be on the quiz at the end of class.
1/28 Great job today, dissecting the eyeball. Hwk is to follow the agenda. Study for the quiz over Module 10. Know the parts of the endocrine system: organs, major hormones and what the hormones do, compare the endocrine system with the nervous system, what controls the pituitary gland, what the pituitary gland controls, etc. Study that notes handout.
1/14 In Class–we finished module 9 with lecture over the eye and ear. There is a lot of info in these two sections. Students turned in their experiment from last week, 2 coloring pages and took quiz 9A. I will upload the PPT to GC stream. Hwk is to follow the agenda. Study for a quiz as directed on the agenda.
1/7 IN class–lecture and ppt over info thru page 288. Hwk is to follow agenda. Complete Exp 9.1 in Sn.
Updated agenda for spring and coloring page addendum is linked below under handouts.
“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 (We do not require a completed chemistry course.)
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 or write summaries of videos.
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 or rabbit, 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.
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