This is a rigorous senior biology course for students seeking challenging, engaging experiences learning about the precise structures and functions of the human body. Through a variety of methods, students grasp the fundamental concepts of human anatomy, the inner workings of human physiology, and their relationships to homeostasis. Students also learn about a range of career possibilities available in medicine and related fields. Major topics include an orientation to the human body, basic chemistry, cells and tissues, skin and body membranes, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and special senses, the endocrine system, the blood and the cardiovascular system, lymphatic system and body defenses, the respiratory system, the digestive system and body metabolism, and the urinary system.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of a full year of Biology and completion or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry.
Be sure to check out this website that accompanies our textbook:
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th edition, by Elaine N. Marieb.
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Choose the desired chapter in the drop down menu at the top of the page.
A&P Activity Packets
Activity packets are created using the Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Workbook and are usually graded for timely completion. They are rarely collected and graded individually. Most of the time, each packet is worth between 15 and 25 homework points.
Students who spend time and effort to complete the activity packets learn from the experience. Those who do not choose to spend the time and effort, do not benefit from the learning experience. (That usually shows in the test scores.)
Anatomy Coloring Book Details
You can purchase the Anatomy Coloring Book (3rd edition) by Kapit and Elson @ Amazon.com. The cover looks like this:
Barnes and Noble is another option, but the local stores tend to sell out of this edition quickly as the same book is used by the local college anatomy courses as well. DON'T WAIT!
You also need your own set of 36 colored pencils.
Each coloring book page is graded on completion, neatness and attention to detail. Students can earn up to 5 points for each coloring page.