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8/16  In Class–we went over the PPT: discussed the organization of a cell, organization and function of the plasma membrane, cellular transport and protein synthesis.  We did not review mitosis, so students will need to review the phases in their books.  I also went over what was on the quiz for next week (no cellular organelles).  We finished by completing a protein synthesis activity.
I attached the PPT for module 2 to the email.  I suggested today that students print the PPT out, hole punch it, and place in their binders.  Then, when we begin Mod 2 next week they can take notes on the print outs (highlight the things we talk about, add impt info, etc).  If they try taking notes this way, they don’t have to try to write down everything I say in class.  They should modify the PPT before printing to make it black and white to save ink.
Hwk–follow the agenda.

8/9   Great first day!  Followed the agenda in class, hwk is to follow the agenda at home. I am posting links below as mentioned in class.

Fall Agenda 2022

“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, coloring pages, some worksheets (possibly) 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 could read articles or watch video  and write summaries.

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 reports and/or 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: sooners@click1.net


Lezlie Haynes                                        Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson–my favorite comic strip of all time!

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson