Anatomy & Physiology Honors
Hello, I am so excited you are here! My name is Ms. Christenson and I will be your Anatomy & Physiology Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. We are going to have so much fun!
Anatomy and Physiology I is the first of a two-course sequence. It is a study of the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Emphasis is on experiencing science as an exploratory process, the development of critical thinking skills, and integration of biological knowledge and science practices through inquiry-based activities and laboratory investigations.
This course will follow five big ideas/topics in the first semester which is listed as follows:
I. Organization of the Body
II. Cells & Tissues
III. The Skeletal System
IV. The Muscular System
V. The Nervous System
During the second semester, we will follow seven other ideas/topics which is listed as follows:
I. Sense Organs
II. The Endocrine System
III. The Circulatory System
IV. The Digestive System
V. The Respiratory System
VI. The Urinary System
VII. The Reproductive System
The format of this class will be taught in a traditional classroom style. This course uses a variety of classroom methods, including lecture/Google slide presentations, independent work, practicals, dissections, case studies, student written projects, and class discussions. The students will be actively participating in inquiry-based questions to figure out medical diagnoses and will be expected to be on top of reviewing what is covered during class. Students will be given a case on each topic that we discuss in class that they will solve, given the information they learn in that unit.
I am committed to responding to all student and parent emails within 24 hours on weekdays.
Remind Codes (Text the following codes to 81010):
Class Platform and Assignments
We will use Google Classroom to post and submit electronic assignments. Agendas for each day/week will be posted to Google Classroom. It is a students responsibility to check Google Classroom daily. Students can access both Google Classroom and school email (Outlook) through Classlink.
Class Expectations & Syllabus
The course syllabus will be given to students at the beginning of the school year. Students are expected to give the syllabus to their parents so that they can review and sign it. The class syllabus will also be inside the file library below for easy accessibility.
Grades will be updated through Aeries.
Please review the course syllabus below to better understand my expectations for behavior and learning.