Anatomy & Physiology -2012/2013
Mrs. Erin Howe
Bachelors of Science in Biology, Shawnee State University
Masters of Education, AYA Life Sciences, Rio Grande University
Conference Period: 7th. I am also available in my classroom during lunch break.
- You may reach me by phone at school (740-778-2320)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course website: www.bv.k12.oh.us/Mrs.HoweBiology.aspx offers supplementary course material,
including announcements, web-based resources, downloadable hand-outs and test answer keys after
they are returned.
- Progress Book – go to www.bv.k12.oh.us click on “Links” and then “ProgressBook Parent”
Textbook (provided) Colored Pencils (suggested)
Composition Notebook Tracing Paper (suggested)
1, 3 pronged folder Notecards (suggested)
Paper, Pens, & Pencils
Requested Classroom Supplies - Please bring one of the following in:
Toothpicks Packing Tape
Scotch Tape Batteries (AA or AAA)
Course of Study
This course is designed to equip learners with knowledge of the structure and function of the human body and an
understanding of the interrelationship between the systems of the body.
Students who successfully complete this course will:
acquire knowledge of the structure and function of the human body
recognize the human body as an entity
understand the interrelationship between the systems of the body
be familiar with various careers that stem from the study of the human body
capable of solving intricate case studies involving human health
What should I do to succeed in the course?
1. Keep a well-organized and thorough composition notebook that is in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
2. Turn in assignments ON TIME, COMPLETE and LEGIBLY WRITTEN.
3. STUDY – develop a study system that works for you. Anatomy is a very intense course and has a lot of vocabulary.
It is important that you keep up on your responsibility of mastering the scientific terminology.
How will I be graded?
You will be assessed for both your ongoing effort and for your understanding of the material. Aside from quizzes, tests,
and homework assignments, there will be culminating assessments in the form of projects and papers. All tests will have
a major effect on your grade. However, please note that in order to get a high grade you must not only succeed in tests,
but also be actively involved in the course labs, discussions, and projects. All late assignments will have a 10% deduction
per day late. Some homework assignments may not be turned in late due to answers being given in class. ALL MAKE-
UP work is the responsibility of the student. If you have a PLANNED absence and do not see me beforehand your work
will be counted late
In order to make our class a pleasant and effective place to study, you are expected to behave according to the
A. RESPECT your teacher and your fellow students. RESPECT school equipment.
For example: Do not talk during instruction; Return all materials to place before leaving the class; Be kind.
B. Be PREPARED & ON TASK. Pay attention, follow instructions, come to class with required materials, and begin
working as soon as you enter the classroom.
C. THINK FOR YOURSELF. It is my job as your teacher to guide you and help you learn. But ultimately you are in
charge of your learning. Make sure you are giving your full effort. Also make sure YOUR WORK IS AUTHENTIC.
Meaning it is your work and not a neighbor’s. Copying someone’s work or ALLOWING your work to be copied will
result in a 0 on the assignment and a discipline referral.
a. Enter the classroom only when you are ready to work and learn, even when you arrive early.
b. Check for given handouts at the service table.
End of Period:
a. Return to your seat. Do not leave the class even after the bell rings, unless the teacher clearly dismissed the class.
Any failure to do so will result in the delay of the entire class beyond the dismissal bell.
Forbidden areas in the class:
a. Teacher’s Area (desk and demonstration table) is absolutely off limits at any time
b. Storage/Preparation Room – forbidden access at any time for any purpose.
c. Computers, unless permission is granted to use them.
Dropping Lowest Grades:
a. Students with Renaissance cards may drop their lowest grades, HOWEVER tests may not be dropped. This is
due to the fact that there are several quizzes leading up to a test, and there are few tests.
a. Students who are absent are responsible for obtaining their work.
b. Planned absences via school participation – work is still due on the day of the planned absence and you are
responsible for obtaining your work AHEAD of time. If not then it will be counted late.
LAB SAFETY Rules
Read the following safety rules to make sure that you understand each rule. Ask your teacher about the rules that
are unclear to you.
1. FOLLOW ALL WRITTEN AND VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS carefully.
2. Never work alone. No student may work in the laboratory without an instructor present.
3. DO NOT EAT FOOD OR DRINK beverages in the laboratory.
4. PERFORM ONLY THOSE EXPERIMENTS AUTHORIZED.
5. Never fool around in the laboratory. Horseplay, practical jokes, and pranks are dangerous and prohibited.
6. OBSERVE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING PRACTICES. Work areas should be kept clean and tidy at all times..
7. KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM FACE, eyes, mouth, and body while using chemicals or preserved specimens.
Wash your hands with soap and water after performing all experiments.
8. Students are never permitted in the science storage areas (Mrs. Howe’s backroom) or preparation areas.
9. REPORT ANY ACCIDENT TO YOUR TEACHER IMMEDIATELY
10. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES when working with heat, chemicals or glassware (except microscope
work). Your grade will suffer if you aren't wearing safety goggles
STUDENT CONTACT INFO:
Students, if you would like to sign up for text message reminders please send a text message to
740-352-6272 with only your first and last name and class period in the text message.
Please sign, date, and return to Mrs. Howe by Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
This is a homework grade.
I have read the behavioral guidelines, specific rules, and lab safety rules for the biology classroom and have
watched the lab safety video and agree to follow all rules and guidelines set forth in this contract. I am
aware that any violation of this contract that results in unsafe conduct in the laboratory, may result in being
removed from the laboratory, discipline referral, or receiving a failing grade.
Student’s Name: _____________________ Student’s signature________________________Date:____
I have read the behavioral guidelines, specific rules, and lab safety rules for the biology classroom and lab
and agree to guide my student to follow all rules and guidelines set forth in this contract. I am aware that any
violation of this contract that results in unsafe conduct in the laboratory, may result in being removed from
the laboratory, discipline referral, or receiving a failing grade.
Guardian’s Name: ____________________Guardian’s signature ______________________Date:____
Parent Contact Form
In an effort to better communicate with the guardians of my students, I am requesting the email address of
my students’ guardians. Please fill out the form below:
Student’s Name: ________________________________________
Guardian(s) Name(s) & Contact Info:
First Name, Last Name Phone Number Email Address
First Name, Last Name Phone Number Email Address
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Student work, upcoming events, homework,
and much more can be accessed by visiting the course website www.bv.k12.oh.us/Mrs.HoweBiology.aspx
Don’t forget about PROGRESSBOOK. You can check your student’s grades! If you need your login
information please email me and I will get it for you.
Thank you for your help in this effort to increase communication.