Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2
Winter & Spring 2009
Teacher: Mrs. Griffin
Phone number: 697-0800 ext. 876
This class has a fee of $5.00 for lab supplies.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Anatomy & Physiology will be taught through the use of inquiry activities developed
by the teacher based on content from the text and by activities from a supplemental workbook for anatomy
& physiology. Students will be encouraged to discover anatomy & physiology rather than learn “just the
facts”. Students will engage in reading, activities, labs and presentations throughout the trimester.
Entry Tasks: Due to the high volume of content to be covered in one trimester, entry tasks will frequently
be assigned at the beginning of class. The tasks will cover reading assignments and students may use the
answers to assist them on quizzes as determined by the teacher.
Term Project: Students will work in groups to complete a research project covering part of a body system.
Project components include oral presentation, written report, and the use of multiple visual aids. See next
page for further details.
Dissection: Students will actively participate in four dissections between Anatomy 1 & 2 (beef heart, cow
eye, sheep brain, and feline) as a way to further understanding about the diversity and interaction of human
tissues, organs and organ systems.
Trip to Cadaver Lab: At the end of Anatomy & Physiology 2 (spring) we will be traveling to a cadaver lab at
one of two locations: Central Washington University (Ellensburg) or Pacific Northwest University of Health
Sciences (Yakima). Students will apply concepts learned in class and explore human anatomy of a cadaver.
This is a highly important trip, especially to those students who plan to enter the medical/health field.
Date and time to be determined.
Anatomy 1 – Winter Trimester
1. Introduction 4. Skeletal System
Language of anatomy Function of bones
Basic chemistry (overview) Types of bones
Synovial joint movement
2. Types of Tissues 5. Muscle System
Cells (overview) Muscle types/identification
Epithelial, connective, muscle, nervous Function
tissues Types of movement
Gross anatomy (gross as in large, not yucky!)
3. Skin and Body Membranes 6. Nervous System
Integumentary system Central & peripheral nervous systems
Structure/function Neuron structure/function
Anatomy 2 – Spring Trimester
2. Special Senses 4. Respiratory System
Eye & vision Anatomy & Respiratory Physiology
Ear Respiratory volumes and capacities
Taste & smell
3. Endocrine System 5. Reproductive System
Hormone function Male/Female reproductive function
Major endocrine organs Hormones
4. Cardiovascular System 6. Urinary System
Physiology of the heart Kidneys, nephrons/urine formation
Blood vessels Fluid, electrolyte, acid/base balance
*Outline subject to change based on pace of students. If time is available, the digestive, nervous, and
reproductive systems will be covered.
EXPECTATIONS - ALL persons in this room will:
1 NOT bring their iPod or use their cell phone in any manner.
2 Follow directions the FIRST TIME they are given.
3 Behave in a SAFE manner at all times.
4 Come to class ON TIME, ready to learn (in seat with all relevant materials).
5 NOT eat nor drink nor apply cosmetics or fragrances in the classroom.
6 Show RESPECT to the people and things in the classroom.
7 Do their OWN work. Getting help is OK. Copying is not. (It takes two. . . .)
8 Dress APPROPRIATELY for a LEARNING environment.
CONSEQUENCES: Consequences range from a documented student/teacher conference to room
cleaning detention to parent contact to referral to administration. Safety violations will not be tolerated and
may result in exclusion from the laboratory.
All independent work should be completed individually. Work that isn’t independent (i.e. cheating,
copying, plagiarism) on these assignments will receive no credit!
Students will be required to complete a project. The project will be introduced several weeks prior to the due
date. The project will be worth 200 pts (10-15%) of the student’s total points for the trimester. Projects not
turned in on the assigned date will receive no credit.
Students have the number of days they were absent plus one to make up work and tests missed as a result of
an excused absence. Long term projects & tests that were posted before the absence are to be completed
on the posted due date. Make up tests/quizzes need to be done (within one week of the date they were given)
before or after school or during tutorial, but will not be administered during class.
Labs must be completed within one week of the day it was done in class. It is the student’s responsibility to
check the board for assignments that were missed. It is also the student’s responsibility to communicate with
me about problems/circumstances that arise.
LATEWORK: Late work is not absence related. Students will receive NO CREDIT for any given
assignment that is not turned in on time.
TRIPS/PASSES: Students will each be allowed 6 passes each trimester. These may be used for
restroom trips/locker passes/phone calls. Students will earn 1 extra credit point for each unused pass or 12
extra credit points if no passes are used by the end of the trimester.
93-100 A 80-82.9 B- 62-64.9 D+
90-92.9 A- 75-79.9 C+ 58-61.9 D
87-89.9 B+ 70-74.9 C Below 58 F
83-86.9 B 65-69.9 C-
MATERIALS: Students are expected to bring their science materials, text book, a writing instrument,
and paper to class EVERY DAY.
CONTACTING ME: I encourage all parents/guardians to contact me with questions or concerns. You
may contact me directly by sending me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on my
voicemail at 697-0800 x876. Also check out the course webpage for weekly assignments and more at:
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