This is an advanced introductory course. The course is designed to delve deeper into the human anatomy and physiology aspect of biology. All major body systems will be covered from the integumentary to the reproductive system. We will study the structures of the body, what they do, and how/why that is important within each system and the body as a whole. There will be hands-on laboratory/class exercises throughout the year. Classes may be a combination of lecture, note-taking, labs, and class discussions/exercises. Because this class is designed to be an advanced course, additional work and a consistent higher level of performance throughout the school year is expected/required.
Students will be required to keep a binder with notes, labs, quizzes/tests, worksheets, and other assignments. Students will be given assignments each week (e.g., reading assignments, projects, lab reports, worksheets, etc.). These are required in order for students to fully participate in class and understand the material being presented. There will also be several quizzes and end of semester exams, some of which may be completed at home to best utilize our class time.
Approximate Number of Home Study Hours per Week: 6+
This class will count for 1.0 High School Science credit, with labs.
- 1 inch 3-ring binder to keep homework, lab exercises, etc. (dividers optional)
- 2 folders of your choice (with pockets) for turning in assignments (required for assignments to be graded)
- Pens or pencils
- Colored pencils
- A pair of clear safety goggles
- Access to the internet (Facebook will be used for updates, assignments, etc.)
- Textbook: Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
- Additional book: The Anatomy Coloring Book (4th edition) by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson