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Anatomy and Physiology Semester 1 (Grades 8-12) 17 Weeks

You probably have a general understanding of how your body works. But do you fully comprehend how all of the intricate functions and systems of the human body work together to keep you healthy? This course will provide that insight.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
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2 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners
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Charged upfront
$9 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 17 weeks
No live meetings

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Class Experience

SAP1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to analyze anatomical structures of
the human body.
a. Develop and use models to demonstrate the orientation of structures and regions of the human
b. Construct an explanation about the relationship between a body structure (i.e., cells, tissues,
organs, and organ systems) and its function within the human body.
SAP2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to analyze the structure and
function of the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems.
a. Construct an explanation about the relationship between the structures of the integumentary
system and their role in protection, eliminating waste products, and regulating body
b. Develop and use models to relate the structure of the skeletal system to its functional role in
movement, protection, and support.
c. Develop and use models to determine the relationship between structures of the muscular
system and their role in movement and support.
d. Ask questions about how the interdependence of the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular
systems makes support, protection, and movement possible.
 (Clarification statement: Questions should address the homeostatic mechanisms, as well as the
effects of and responses to aging, diseases, and disorders).
SAP3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the coordination of
information processing in the endocrine and nervous systems.
a. Ask questions to investigate how the structures of the nervous system support the function of
information processing (detection, interpretation, and response).
b. Analyze and interpret data to explain how the hormones of the endocrine system regulate
physical and chemical processes to maintain a stable internal environment.
 (Clarification statement: This should include positive and negative feedback mechanisms, e.g.
heart rate, blood sugar, childbirth, temperature, growth, etc.)
c. Ask questions about how the interdependence of the endocrine and nervous systems makes
information processing (detection, interpretation and response) possible.
 (Clarification statement: Questions should address the homeostatic mechanisms, as well as
the effects of and responses to aging, diseases, and disorders).
SAP4. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to analyze the processing of matter
and energy in the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems.
a. Plan and carry out an investigation to explore the structures and role of the cardiovascular and
respiratory systems in obtaining oxygen, transporting nutrients, and removing waste.
b. Develop and use models to explain the relationship between the structure and function of the
digestive and urinary systems as they utilize matter to derive energy and eliminate waste.
c. Ask questions about the interdependence of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary and
digestive systems.
 (Clarification statement: Questions should address the homeostatic mechanisms, as well as
the effects of and responses to aging, diseases, and disorders).
SAP5. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to analyze the role of the
reproductive system as it pertains to the growth and development of humans.
a. Ask questions to gather and communicate information about how the structures of the
reproductive system allow for production of egg and sperm, fertilization, and the development
of offspring.
 (Clarification statement: Regulation of the functions by hormones should be addressed in this
b. Develop and use models to describe the stages of human embryology and gestation.
c. Ask questions about how the reproductive system makes growth and development possible.
 (Clarification statement: Questions should address the homeostatic mechanisms, as well as
the effects of and responses to aging, diseases, and disorders).
Mrs. Collins has been teaching 23 years with certification in science and gifted education. She has experience teaching college anatomy (for nursing students) and high school anatomy. 

Students will be given weekly assignments (1-2 a week), discussion questions to respond to on the Outschool wall, and 4-5 projects during the semester. 
On average the student should spend around an hour a week on the assignments. 
 2 files available upon enrollment
pencil pen notecards ruler stapler glue sticks yarn qtips construction paper tissue paper ziploc bags notecards lots of play-dough in various colors for body system diagrams dry erase marker small dry erase board or a large item to draw/erase on for diagramming exercises **highly recommended: transparent sticky notes kitchen sponge bottle water dish soap small pieces of candy to recreate a model of the cell shampoo vinegar sugar food coloring chocolate syrup sugar
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Assessments will be provided via Quizlet or Quizizz.  All assessments are optional. 

Since the students are testing at different times on the flex format, students will be asked to write down their highest score on test on the last page of the science spiral. 

No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Please carefully read the class description, review the supply list, and reach out if you have questions. 
Outschool disclaimer: Please look over the supply list and do not use any items the child maybe allergic to. 
Class Information For Parents:
I am only a small piece of your homeschool puzzle. My goal is to provide your family quality curriculum, fun labs, crafts and assessment tools. I have over 23 years of experience in the classroom and homeschooling my own children. Over the years I have taught in the private, public and college setting providing quality labs and curriculum. I currently write science curriculum for 3 states to be used in public school classrooms. Over the years I have improved my craft by taking countless professional development on assessment methods, how to integrate technology into the classroom, and hands-on activities that promote learning. I am now taking my experience to provide quality curriculum for homeschool families. That being said, I do not provide hands-off learning. All of my classes encourage parents to be involved. Like most flex teachers on the platform I ask that you check to make sure your child is uploading work and look at their science spiral periodically. We are working together as a team to make sure your child has quality curriculum and the class is a success for the student. The first week of my class I provide practice assignments that I ask my families to work on together. The practice assignments (normally 3) involve practicing uploading an image, short video and pdf file (for grades 7-12). Those are the 3 ways we upload work so I want to make sure early that the student knows how. Outschool also provides an inbox so students can ask the teacher for help, but many students are unaware of how to find it so I help the parent setup the student inbox the first week. All of my science students keep a science spiral. This spiral is where the student will hold their notes, diagrams/drawings, key facts, and more. I provide a science spiral template the first week for the family to print out and glue in the spiral. This provides the students an easy template to add to as they go along.  The science spiral will consist of a checklist for students to check off when they complete a task to encourage student responsibility and organization, spiral table of contents, and where to write down test scores. 
Third Party Tools: In my classes I use the following at times to help with comprehension: YouTube summary videos, Loom (I create how to videos), Quizizz, Quizlet, Nearpod, Flipgrid, Google Docs, and Google Slides. Outschool would like us to list all third party tools we may use in the class description. 

Assessments: Because my classes are flex, the option for live testing is not included. Instead I have a paid premium teacher membership to Quizizz and Quizlet. When it is time for an assessment I provide the student a website link and special code to take the test. Quizizz and Quizlet both grade test immediately for the family and allow the student the option to retest for a higher grade. Then students are asked to write down the grade, test name and date in their spiral on the "test score" page. All flex parents are asked to look at the spiral and test score page periodically to keep informed and to see how well the student is progressing in the class. If you are participating in a co-op that requires live testing, please let me know. I have a special Outschool one day option add-on that you can use for live testing. You can simply request the time/day for live testing that works for you. I have found that some flex parents use my Quizizz/Quizlet tests, but some families opt out of testing so it is whatever works best for your family. But I do provide the assessments if you would like to use them. Once the student is on the testing site via my special code they may also use the site for test over other subjects also. 

How To Grade: I recommend that parents add up all of the test scores at the end of the session, and divide by the number of test to get the final average for the class. At the end of the class I provide a general letter of completion that can be used for your records or charter/private/co-op use. If you need me to put a specific average on the letter, I am more than happy to just let me know the average your child has or seen me a list of their test scores to average.

My Part: Thank you for reading all of the material above. That being said, I want to make sure I add to the parent guidance area how the class works, what to expect, and how we work together. My experience on Outschool has been rewarding but sometimes unexpecting. Many times parents will expect more than an Outschool teacher can provide. We are only a small piece of your homeschool puzzle. So we encourage independent learning but still ask the parents to be involved. But sadly many times we get messages from parents asking why we can't get the student to turn in work, or for the student to take the assessments. Those are parts of the puzzle we can not control so we ask for parents to work with us on the journey.  My job is to provide quality curriculum for families to use. I am not able to:
-email the student a reprimand regarding missing work at the request of the parent
-publicly reprimand a student on the class wall for missing work at the request of the parent
-send a video to the student reminding them how important completing classwork is at the request of the parent
-send a pdf of the class wall assignments to the parent each week (all parents need to check the class wall weekly)
-provide live one-on-one testing for free (I do provide the option for a one time testing session in my class catalog)
-create another private class for the student after the class has began to encourage the student to do tasks
-send a reminder to the parent each time the student is missing an assignment
-upload a full flex class upfront, Outschool does not allow sole content purchasing. Instead flex teachers slowly add in the material or schedule it to appear on the wall at set times. 
-allow the parent to post on the class wall notes or reminders for the student (this is against Outschool class policies)

On Outschool, I do make sure that I:
-provide weekly curriculum (4-5 mini tasks each week)
-upload the assignments each Sunday night for the upcoming week
-provide weekly tasks/assignments to go along with state science standards by grade level
-provide short positive general feedback on daily participation work on the class wall 2 times a week
-respond to parent and student messages within 8 hours
-provide easy to follow labs to try at home
-provide access to Quizlet and Quizizz for testing and to look over as a possible assessment site for other subjects
-provide access to my class Epic Books page if the family is interested for online reading books
-provide access to my class Padlet page for students to post funny responses/likes/share ideas in regards to class projects
-provide full year credit for courses (all of my semester 1 classes have a matching semester 2)
-supervise the class wall 2-3 times a week to make sure the student responses are kind to each other and supportive, promoting a safe learning environment
-sent a welcome message the first week to all parents and students (please check your inbox)
-provide practice family assignments the first week to show families how the class works, how to setup the spiral, and provide an area for families to learn how to upload work/find the inbox
-sent out a mid session message to parents asking for feedback on the class
-provide coupons for returning families to encourage more science education on Outschool 
-provide coupons to families that refer other friends and family members
-teach key skills needed for academic success
*I created a video I share with all of my classes teaching them how to crate notecards and how to organize their science spirals.
*I encourage the use of complete sentences (for embedded language arts cross curriculum standards) in all student written responses. 
*I provide direction on how to create a slideshow for students in grades 7-12. 
*I provide every 3-4 weeks a classroom reminder to encourage the student to update their spiral, show the parent their class wall/spiral/grades.

I hope the above information is helpful and I want to thank you for taking the time to read it. I strive to give 200% to my families on Outschool so please reach out if you have questions.
Glencoe Human Anatomy textbook
Amazing Humans book
and various other resources will be used by Mrs. Collins as she presents the material for the class. She has experience teaching high school and college level (nursing students) students anatomy.


Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
Lives in the United States
Come learn about science from a certified teacher with 23 years of experience.
44 total reviews
84 completed classes

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