Welcome to Anatomy and Physiology!
Peer Tutoring Dates
1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/14, 4/4, 4/11
4/11–In class: students took their Mod 15 exam and then we began the first half of Mod 16. See the email for more information about what was discussed in class. We ended class watching the beginning of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, an indepth dvd that explains in great detail the fertilization of the egg by a sperm and then what happens after fertilization. A summary will be due once we finish the dvd.
Hwk–follow the agenda, study for quiz over Male Reproductive system (use notes and PPT). No diagram on this quiz. It is a mix of matching and true/false. Know the terminology and structures.
4/4–In class–students took the Cell Respiration quiz in class. They were allowed to make a notecard to use on the exam. (Ms. Kim has them graded–anyone that wants to retake the quiz or correct it may pick it up on Tuesday and return in on Thursday. If you only attend on Thursday, plan to come early to correct your quiz. You may use your notes when you retake/correct the quiz.) After the quiz, we finished mod 15, watched 2 video segments from Khan Academy over Nephrons and how they filter the blood and discussed some upcoming info for Mod 16.
3/28–In class–today was a tough day (cell respiration is hard!). We finished Mod 14 on Cellular Respiration then began Mod 15 and dissected a sheep’s kidney. No lab report for the kidney dissection.
3/14–In class–students took Quiz 13B and then watched Dr. Menton’s Respiratory System video (it covered what I had planned to cover), then I went over the first few slides of the PPT, then Ms. Kim scrolled thru the slides until class ended. No summary due for the dvd but you should plan to use those notes to help you study the chapter.
2/28–In class: students completed Exp 13.1 in lab and then we went over about 1/2 of the module in class. Hwk is to follow the agenda–work on your coloring pages and finish the lab report, if not done in class.
2/21–In class: students took Exam 9 – 12 and then watched a video entitled, “Evolution vs God” featuring Ray Comfort. I highly recommend parents watch it, too. After the exam, students were given the Path of Blood quiz to retake (those that did not do well the first time).
2/14-Today was a great day! Students completed the ‘Path of Blood’ quiz, dissected a sheep’s heart and cow’s eye, then watched a 26 min video of circulatory system. Hwk is to follow the agenda. No lab reports for the dissections but you do have to type a summary of the video segment we watched. Make sure that you title the summary using the title of the video and date it 2/14.
2/7–Today was an eventful day! I am sure you have already heard about the blood typing–students seemed to really like finding out their blood type. I told them to check with their parents to see if what they determined in class was accurate.
1/31–In class–we were split into lab and lecture today. In lab, students took quiz Mod 10 and then performed the blood slide lab–they looked at a prepared slide of a blood smear under the microscope. In lecture, we finished the module–we went over the path of blood thru the heart, the anatomy of the heart, oxygenated vs deoxygenated blood and watch 3 short video segments. Two were on the electrical signal and heartbeat and the other was a Crash Course video summary of the class lecture.
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.
“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: email@example.com.
Lezlie Haynes Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson–my favorite comic strip of all time!