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High School Anatomy and Physiology Semester Lab and Lecture Class

Abbie Butler
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(610)
In this class students will learn eight of twelve different body systems, essentials of movement, homeostasis, and vital functions. This class has lectures and labs to align with High School Anatomy curriculum.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Students will learn concepts including the following terminology:

Week 1 Human Body
Cell, tissue, organ, organ system,  organism.  Integumentary,  skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory. Digestive, endocrine, excretory, reproductive.  Hormones and homeostasis.  

Week 2 Integumentary System 
Skin - epidermis, dead keratin cells, dermis, subcutaneous tissues.
Regulate Temperature - blood vessels, sweat glands.
Hair - insulation, dead keratin cells.
Nails - protect tips of fingers and toes.
Sensory receptors- pain, temperature, photoreceptors, chemoreceptors.
Week 3 Skeletal System
Skeleton System Lesson Plans
Axial Skeleton - skull, spine, ribs, sternum.
Appendicular Skeleton - arms, feet, hands, legs, pelvis, shoulder.
Bone Structure - bone marrow, periosteum, Haversian canals, osteocytes.
Joints - ligaments, ball-and-socket joints, gliding joint, hinge joint, pivot joint, saddle joint.

Week 4 Muscular System 
Muscle Movement - tendons, flexor, extensor, adductor, abductor, elevator, depressor, hyper extensor, opposition, dorsiflexion, plantar flexor, inversion, aversion. Naming muscles game. 
Muscle Contraction - myofibril, sarcomere, z lines, actin, myosin, binding sites.

Week 5 The Circulatory System
Heart - left atrium, left ventricle, aorta, coronary arteries, vena cava, right atrium, right ventricle, pulmonary arteries, sinoatrial node.
Blood Vessels - arteries, capillaries, veins.
Blood - plasma, hemoglobin, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets.
Blood Type - A, B, AB, O, Rh factor.
Transport Materials - blood pressure, O2, CO2, hormones, food nutrients, distributes heat.

Week 6 The Respiratory System 
Respiratory System Lesson Plans
Lungs - bronchioles, alveoli, diaphragm.
Air Flow - nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi.
Air Transport - O2, CO2, HCO3 ions, diffusion.

Week 7 The Digestive System 
Mouth - canine teeth, incisor teeth, salivary glands, saliva, amylase enzyme.
Esophagus - peristaltic contractions.
Stomach - sphincter, gastric juices, hydrochloric acids, pepsin enzymes.
Small Intestine - nutrient digestion, nutrient absorption, duodenum, gallbladder, bile, liver, blood sugar, pancreas, lipase enzyme, villi, microvilli.
Large Intestine - colon, absorb water, feces.

Week 8 The Excretory System 
Urinary System Lesson Plans
Kidneys - nephrons, glomerulus, Bowman’s capsule, loop of Henle, kidney dialysis.
Bladder - ureters, urine, urethra.
Liver - nitrogen waste, ammonia, urea.

Week 9 The Nervous System 
Brain - corpus callosum, cerebral cortex, limbic system, brain stem.
Cerebral Cortex - outer cerebrum, processing senses, gray matter.
Limbic System - inner cerebrum, cerebellum, thalamus, hypothalamus, emotions, memory.
Lower Brain Stem - midbrain, pons, medulla oblongata.
Peripheral Nervous System - cranial nerves, spinal nerves, ganglia, somatic nervous system, autonomic nervous system.
Sensory Receptors - chemoreceptors, mechanoreceptors, pain receptors, photoreceptors, thermoreceptors.
I have taught High School Anatomy in traditional schools for 5 years, and the past year I have taught various 3-6 week courses on different Anatomy topics on Outschool.  Lastly,  I have tutored for the curriculum online this past year as well. 
Homework Offered
Homework will be Lab summaries or answering questions evaluating understanding of the lab. Additionally, students will be asked to practice labeling or vocabulary as part of the lectures.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Optional weekly participation grades, weekly homework quizzes, midterm exam after week 4 and final exam after week 9
Grades Offered
Week 1: Human Body 
1 whole pickle 
6-8 toothpicks
A paper plate 
A plastic or glass plate to catch pickle juice 
A butter knife 

Week 2: Integumentary System 
A balloon
Washable marker 
Ice cube/cold water 

Week 3: Skeletal System
Ice water in a large container only 1/4 full
Several books
20 sheet of scrap paper 
A toothpick

Week 4: Muscular System 
(the lab timer and information will be provided)
Students will be asked to walk in place, jog, and a few other minor movements 
Use a large container 1/4 full of cold/ice water 
Hold a textbook 
Do seated hand movements 

Week 5 -  The Circulatory System 
I will model a crime scene lab and students will analyze the blood samples (fake blood).  Then students will do an interactive activity online, and practice solving problems for blood type.  
Optional at home blood test kit from Amazon 

Week 6 The Digestive System
This lab is optional using cereal, a bag, a large bowl, water, food coloring, pantyhose, and a disposable bag to rid of the waste product. There will also be a virtual lab in a demonstrative lab.

Week 7 The Respiratory System
Breathing rate lab.  A balloon is needed to demonstrate a chest rise and fall slow/normal breathing and after 
walking in place.  Breathing rate will be pressured seated and standing.  Stopwatch and data sheet are provided 

Week 8 The Excretory System - virtual urine analysis lab,  interactive activities and games.  No supplies needed. 

Week 9 - The Nervous System  virtual labs online labeling, brain games and activities.  Optional printable brain hat for labeling and color coding. 
Note about curriculum------------
Is this a full year course? 
I would say it can be built to be one,, but not entirely as a stand alone.. This class covers a majority of the curriculum for High School Anatomy and Physiology.  Topics not covered - reproductive system,  lymphatic system and endocrine system in complete detail,  these are just introduced in lesson 1 as body systems. This class also does not go into much detail about the special senses. We touch on the topic but we do not go into specifics.   I do offer separate one time courses for the special senses but I do not currently have listings for reproductive, lymphatic, and endocrine systems.  

I do offer the material for these lessons but they are not live lessons. I am happy to grade practice and homework if students want to do independent study on these.

Note about labs---------------------
The lab that is optional for the circulatory system is a blood kit students can purchase on Amazon and use to test their blood at home.  This would be using their own blood and they would prick their finger with a lancelot *this is not painful at all*.  Again, this is optional,  students will not be required to do this, but if they want to I will guide then without showing my finger bleeding on the screen.
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(610)
Hello! My name is Abbie Butler. Take a look around and feel free to message me with questions or requests.  
Teaching Certifications and Specialties 
I have a B.S. degree in Biology, and an AYA grades 7-12 teaching license in Life Sciences.  I ... 
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weekly or $300 for 18 classes
2x per week, 9 weeks
55 min

Completed by 61 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
2-10 learners per class

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