Welcome to Anatomy and Physiology!
10/22 In class–students completed exp 5.1 in lab portion. Lecture was to go over the neuromuscular junction and sliding filament theory. There are more things in the book that they need to know (on the PPT, too) that we did not discuss in class because I focused on the two parts of the module that are the most complex. Students should know all parts of the sarcomere, all parts of the muscle (bone-tendon-belly of muscle-fascicles, etc), parts of the muscle fiber, parts of the sarcomere, power stroke and return stroke, what causes muscle fibers to contract (today’s lecture), plus the other terms in the remainder of the module. This is not an easy module. I would suggest watching the videos I post on GC multiple times until you can recite a generalized version of them.
Study for the muscle test next week. No retakes will be given. Study.
Hwk–follow the agenda, work on memorizing the muscles (you have had 3-4 weeks), review sarcomere and neuromuscular junction, build sarcomere which is due next week. Can be made of household materials ie craft stuff, trash, mess. Can be 2-D and does not have to move but should have each part. I am going to say labeling is not required for this one. It is ok if you label it, though.
10/15 Prior to Class–I was pleased to see about 8 students arrive to retest on the bones by 8 am.
In Class–we went over all of the muscles to memorize. We also began Module 5 and covered the content up to the part in the book that starts neuromuscular junction. Quiz next week will only be thru p142, I believe. All the muscle info up to, but not including, the sarcomere info.
Hwk–follow the agenda. Study the muscles for the test in 2 weeks. Study for the mod 5 quiz A next week. I will post the PPT to GC.
Build a Sarcomere project, due in 2 weeks
10/1 In class–students took the bone test. After that was completed, we went over all of Module 6. They are to begin memorizing the muscles–the ppt has white-backed slides with specific muscles. Know those. Start now. Find a Quizlet. You have about 3 weeks to memorize them before we test on the muscles.
Hwk–follow the agenda. We sent the first exam home but a few people were already gone so I will email the test to those students today. You have two weeks to complete the exam. No books, no internet no friends. You can make a note card if you would like–3″ x 5″, of info to help you. Study and take the exam. You can do it. Use your notes, old quizzes, study guide questions, mod 1 – mod 4 test questions from the test booklet to prepare. If I have a quizlet, I’ll send it. Check GC for an idea of what specifics to know.
9/24 In Class–students took the quiz over end of Mod 3. Then, we discussed the high points of Mod 4. Finally, we reviewed all of the bones that students should know for their bone exam. Next week ,students will take their bone exam and receive their take home exam for modules 1 – 4. Hwk is to follow the agenda. Make sure that you upload the work that was due today asap. If you took your quiz home, please also upload it asap as we try to stay current on grading.
In Class–students took quiz 3A after I reviewed them and then we finished module 3. We went over all of the bones to know for the bone test in two weeks.
Hwk–follow the agenda. Study for quiz 3B next week.
In Class–students took notes over the first part of Module 3. We covered the integumentary system–epidermis and dermis, their function, structure, conditions associated with those layers.
Lab–students performed two microscope labs.
Hwk–follow the agenda. Make corrections to quiz 1B and resubmit via GC. Study for quiz 3A. It will cover the info on the PPT–focus on the white-backed slides. The blue are extra info and pictures.
In Class–students finished taking notes over Mod 2 (connective tissue). Then, we watched several minutes of a cadaver dissection to see what we have been learning about. Students that were uncomfortable were told not to watch.
Lab-in lab session, students took quiz 2A then performed exp 2.2.
Hwk–complete conclusion for experiment and upload drawings and conclusion to GC b/f next class. Study for Quiz 2B over notes from today (use the PPT and the quizlet). I have not had any time to double check the quizlet I sent earlier in the week. Use your PPT and notes and go thru the quizlet to make sure it has all the info you need to know. Follow the agenda.
Honors–don’t forget that you have to watch and respond to 2 videos per semester (1 per month) and 2 article summaries per semester.
Coloring book—remember, the textbook is based off the older coloring book. All you have to do is look at the page number assigned, then add 1. So, agenda assigns p 21. You do p 22 (23). The notes for the assignment will be on even pages and the coloring portion will be on odd pages. Ask me if you don’t understand.
In class: we were split into lab groups today. In lab, students looked at prepared slides of lung tissue, stomach tissue and skin tissue. They also took quiz 1B. In lecture, we began Module 2 and went over the notes for epithelial tissue.
Hwk: follow the agenda. Students should study for quiz 2A over the PPT from class–know it all. Be able to identiy types of tissue from drawings, too. Upload lab pages to GC before next class.
Check your email for a PPT of the prepared slides from today. Use it to finish the lab if you did not get to all the slides in class.
In class–we discussed the types of cells, function of the cell, organelles and their functions, briefly went over stages of mitosis, reviewed protein synthesis in depth and finished by discussing the plasma membrane and transport in and out of the cell. I went over what was on the quiz next week, too. After lecture, students performed a paper lab to help them understand protein synthesis.
Hwk is to follow the agenda. Don’t forget to upload your article summary and coloring sheet before the next class.
In Class–we followed the agenda and went thru the first 17 pages of the chapter (we did not discuss the parts of the cell). We discussed the types of anatomy, the organization of the body, the 11 organ systems (function, examples), 4 types of tissues (examples and function), and homeostasis. Students viewed a PPT while I lectured–I went over MORE than what is in the PPT’s. So, students should take notes each class and not rely solely on the PPT. I am attaching one student’s notes to this email. I won’t do that often.
Hwk is to follow the agenda. Make sure you join our Google Classroom, upload the necessary forms and study for Quiz 1 over the PPT and notes. It is a 12 question MC quiz (I think 12). Work on your coloring sheet (p 22 in the new coloring book, p 21 for those that I handed out) and article summary. You have one article but I added several to GC so that you could learn more if you want.
If you didn’t bring your supplies (paper towels and disinfecting wipes), bring them Tuesday.
You can edit the PPT and get rid of the colored background for printing to save ink!!!
“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.
If you have any questions, please email the instructor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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