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Advanced Biology

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology
Class Description:

During the course of the year in Anatomy and Physiology we will cover the systems of the human body. In order to investigate the workings of structures within each system, we will look at preserved specimens and carry out various dissections. 

Use this interactive website to label the parts of the skeleton and assemble a skeleton. More +

Thursday, June 8

Seniors, best wishes for the life for which you've always dreamed.  Work hard to be the best you you can be!
Everyone, it was a pleasure having all of you this year!
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Tuesday, May 16

Quiz- The Immune System
Begin Pig Dissection Pre-lab with questions about mammals.  
Color all structures that you label in your diagram. 
EVERYONE will turn both parts in.

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Wednesday, April 19

Quiz tomorrow on Chapter 50 Section 2 The Endocrine System
The Endocrine System
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Friday, March 10

The Structure and Function of the Ear video
Cateracts and Hearing Devices (cochlear implants vs. hearing aids)
How Ears Work: An Introduction video
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Thursday, March 9

Research the devices; hearing aids and cochlear implants and record information about cateracts. More +

Wednesday, March 8

Sheep Eye Dissection Lab More +

Tuesday, March 7

Virtual sheep eye dissection lab; label the parts of the eye and identify their functions.  More +

Thursday, February 23

Dissect a sheep brain.  Label the structures and identify their functions.  More +

Wednesday, February 22

Continue watching Concussion; a movie about the discovery of CTE.  More +

Tuesday, February 21

Watch the movie; Concussion
How does Dr. Bennett Omalu come to describe CTE?
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Wednesday, February 15

Discuss the article "How people develop addiction"
Watch video on one doctor's ideas about how addictions develop.
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Tuesday, February 14

Go over Section 49-1 Review More +

Monday, February 13

Section 49-1 Review "Neurons and Nerve Impulses"
Read article "How people develop addiction"
    Identify factors that contribute to addiction and 
    Identify 2 pieces of information that surprise/amaze/interest you or otherwise gets your attention!
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Thursday and Friday, February 9 and 10

Study the structure of a synapse and structures (vesicles, neurotransmitters) involved in an action potential.  More +

Wednesday, February 8

Research the work of a neurotransmitter such as dopamine, histamine, acetylcholine etc.  Identify the effect of that neurotransmitter on our system.
If you could formulate a neurotransmitter, what would it do?
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Monday, February 6

Research topics related to the brain and the nervous system. 
Go to the website: and answer on your paper. 
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February 1

Are you "right-brained" or "left-brained"? Can we really tell?  Does it mean anything?
Watch this very interesting video on right/left brain functioning!
Right Brain vs. Left Brain
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Tuesday, January 31

Quiz on the urinary system.
Color and label the lobes of the brain and define nervous system terms.  Label parts of a nerve cell. 
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Monday, January 30

Review for urinary system quiz.
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Friday, January 26

Go over Section 48-3 Review "Urinary System"
Video: Urinary Tract Infections
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Thursday, January 26

Watch the video to observe the process of kidney dialysis at home. 
Home Dialysis
egin Section 48-3 Review "The Urinary System". Due Friday. 
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Wednesday, January 25

Go over functions of each part of the renal tubule. 
Watch video on kidney stones. 
How Kidney Stones Form
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Tuesday, January 23

Color and label the parts of the nephron.  Draw arrows to show the direction of movement of materials during filtration, reabsorption, and secretion. 
Finish identifying functions of various parts of the nephron. 
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Thursday, Jan. 18

Go over notes from the urinary system.  Label urinary system structures.  More +

Wednesday, January 18

Begin notes on the excretory system.  
Go over midterm exam. 
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Tuesday, December 13

Questions on cellular respiration; use your notes and the book.  More +

Monday, December 12

Lab on cellular respiration.
Quiz on cellular respiration; Thursday, December 15.
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Thursday, December 8

Jeopardy Review Game: The Circulatory System

Jeopardy Review Game
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Wednesday, December 7

Study guide on circulatory system

Circulatory system study guide answers
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Tuesday, December 6

Go over notes from pg. 936. Discuss risk groups for high blood pressure.   Identify actions of the heart that produces the systolic and dystolic numbers in blood pressure readings.  More +

Monday, December 5

Finish colored heart drawing from lab.  Complete notes on the circulatory system and the lymphatic system (p. 936).  Quiz over the circulatory system, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9.  More +

Friday, December 2

Sheep heart dissection.  More +

Thursday, December 1

Trace path of blood flow through the heart.  Use models of the heart to name all structures in our diagram.  Listen to heartbeat with stethoscope.  More +

Wednesday, November 30

Go over notes.
Label as many parts of the heart that you remember from yesterday.
Trace the flow of blood through the heart including all structures from our diagram.   See link "blood flow through the heart" in the column at the right. 
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Tuesday, November 29

Complete notes on the circulatory system; pg. 933 & 935
Label chambers, valves, and vessels of the heart. 
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Thursday, November 17

Go over Section 46-3 Review.  Complete  notes on Rh factors in blood.  More +

Wednesday, November 16

Finish activity with blood typing from yesterday.
Begin Section 46-2 Review "Blood".  Keep until Thursday. 
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Tuesday, November 15

Virtual Blood Typing Simulation and The Blood Typing Game
Go to link: Blood Typing Simulation
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Monday, November 14

Finish questions from blood typing lab.  Turn in.  More +

Friday, November 11

Discuss Punnett Square results on blood types.
Begin blood typing lab. 
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Thursday, November 10

Go over "Blood" notes from yesterday.
Complete chart on blood types.
Set up Punnett Squares for determining probable blood types in offspring. 
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Wednesday, November 9

Notes on blood; pg. 941.
Video on vampire bat. 
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Monday, November 7

Research topic on blood donation.  More +

Wednesday, November 2

Go over worksheets. 
Take respiratory system quiz. 
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Tuesday, November 1

Go over conditions of the respiratory system. 
worksheets; Active Reading and Directed Reading
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Monday, October 31

Go over Section Review
*Quiz over the respiratory system on Wednesday
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Friday, October 28

Section 46-3 Review "The Respiratory System"
Ex. Cr. Crossword- Respiratory System
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Thursday, October 27

Article: "Everest/First Ascents: Altitude Danger Begins in Pheriche" about the impact of high altitudes on the respiratory system.  Answer questions.  More +

Wednesday, October 26

Build lung model in order to explain how the diaphragm works to allow us to inhale and exhale. Determine lung capacity by breathing into lung volume bag.  More +

Tuesday, October 25

Label parts of respiratory system.  Use chromebooks to research respiratory illnesses.  More +

Monday, October 24

Calculate breathing rate.
Notes on the respiratory system. 
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Friday, October 21

Quiz- The Integumentary System More +

Thursday, October 20

Review for quiz. 
Complete questions pg. 928 (#'s 4,5,21-25, 29, 30) and pg. 929 (#5). 
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Tuesday, October 18

Section 45-4 Review "The Integumentary System"
Finish analysis questions from activity yesterday.
Quiz- The Integumentary System  Friday, October 21
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Monday, October 17

"Distribution of Touch Receptors" activity
Investigate the sensitivity of various regions of the body.
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Thursday, October 13

Complete chart on skin conditions; symptoms, signs, treatment and causes of each.
See powerpoint: Skin Conditions
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Wednesday, October 12

Notes on the Integumentary System
Label integument diagram
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Tuesday, October 11

Quiz on the muscular system.  More +

Monday, October 10

Go over Section 45-3 Review "Muscular System"
Quiz- The Muscular System   Tomorrow
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Friday, October 7

Go over ALS questions and watch video on ALS.
Complete Section 45-3 Review for Monday. 
Quiz- The Muscular System Tuesday, October 11
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Thursday, October 6

Graph muscle fatigue trials from yesterday. 
Complete Section 45-3 Review Muscular System. 
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Wednesday, October 5

No Pain, No Gain Lab; Investigate the effects of muscle fatigue on reaction time and fine motor skills.  More +

Tuesday, October 4

Go over muscular system notes.
Video on muscular contraction. See link. Muscular contraction video
Research ALS. 
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Monday, October 3

Finish muscle models.
Complete notes for muscular system. 
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Friday, September 30

Go over Section 3 Review.
Build model of muscle tissue; be able to identify the actin, myosin, myofibril, and muscle fiber components in your model. 
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Thursday, September 29

Label diagram of muscle tissue.  Identify characteristics of 3 types of muscle tissue in chart.  More +

Wednesday, September 28

Go over notes on the muscular system. Review muscle names in the human body.  More +

Tuesday, September 27

Answer Section 3 Review questions from page 922.  More +

Monday, September 26

Complete notes on muscular system; pg. 917. More +

Friday, September 23

Quiz-The Skeletal System
Label diagram of muscles in the human body.
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Thursday, September 22

Review for quiz.  Practice diagram of skeleton. Complete puzzle of vocabulary terms.  More +

Wednesday, September 21

Conclude forensics evidence on skeletal remains.
Complete Section 45-2 Review "Skeletal System"; Due tomorrow. 
Quiz- Skeletal System Monday, September 26
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Tuesday, September 20

Investigate skeletal remains to learn about the person to whom they belonged.  More +

Monday, September 19

Compare types of skeletal joints and rate according to range of motion of each joint.  More +

Friday, September 16

Complete notes on bone development. Observe compact and spongy bone. Identify periosteum and yellow marrow in pig femur.  More +

Thursday, September 14

Use microscopes in the lab to draw and label the structures of compact bone; Haversion canals, lamella, and osteocytes.  Compare to decalcified bone.  More +

Virtual Heart Dissection

Use the link above to conduct an online dissection. 
Virtual Protist Lab
Use the virtual lab to investigate the huge diversity of the Protist Kingdom.
Dangers of the Flu Virus
How serious can the flu virus be?
The origin and effects of West Nile Virus
How did the West Nile Virus get to the United States?
Video clip about bacterial resistance
Watch the video to answer the questions concerning the evolution of bacteria and antibiotic resistance.
Type II Diabetes
What is happening with glucose levels in the blood when a person develops Type II diabetes?
The Endocrine System
This video provides an overview of the endocrine system and the function of 10 glands in the endocrine system.
Type I Diabetes
What is Type I diabetes? Watch the video to find out.
How the Eye Works
Watch to learn how the eye works.
The Structure and Function of the Ear
This video shows the structure of the ear in detail and how vibrations are converted into electrical impulses that are translated to sound in our brain.
Cow Eye Dissection
Follow the steps of dissecting a cow eye and learn about various structures and functions of the eye.
How the Nervous System Works
A general video describing the structure of the nervous system and how it works.
The Immune Response
This animation shows how the immune response occurs in us after pathogens have gotten into our body.
Blood cells
The flow of blood through the heart
Watch the video in order to understand how blood flows in the body, heart and lungs.
The video above describes Type I diabetes on a cellular level. 
Watch the video above to learn about type 2 diabetes. 
Class Files
These groups of bacteria are responsible for everything from food production to causing disease.
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