UPDATE Anatomy Week Ahead: 1/15-1/19 and 1/22-1/26


SHARK WEEK: This week we will use the menstrual cycle to model the cyclic nature of the endocrine system. We are moving along quickly.

**Look ahead. You will need to read through the lab and graph your data ahead of time. You just need to graph your data and draw your line. You may put all three different hormones on one graph just use different colors for your lines. The data is due Monday when you come to class.

UN Students make sure you have all data from the lab completed when you come to class on Monday. You may turn in analysis questions on Tuesday.

Reminder: Flashcards due Friday!!!! look back to last week for the assignment

Thursday: Topics: Identify hormones associated with the pineal gland, thymus.
Identify hormones associated with male and female reproductive system
Activities: Individual Research: Complete Notes Section: Gonads (299-300 and 518-520) for Thursday
Graph data for Menstrual Lab Data
Menstrual Cycle Handout
HW: Make sure you have graph data complete

Friday: Topics: Analyze changes in hormone levels during menstrual cycle.
Activities: Lab: Menstrual Cycle: Analysis of data
HW: Complete graphs for Discussion Monday/Tuesday


Monday: Topics: Identify hormones associated with male and female reproductive system
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Ovaries/Testes (299-300 and 518-520)
Menstrual Cycle Handout
HW: Complete Notes Section: Adrenal Gland, Pineal Gland, Thymus, (296-299) due Wednesday
Complete lab analysis questions for Tuesday LAB ANALYSIS QUESTIONS

Tuesday: Topics: Analyze changes in hormone levels during menstrual cycle.
Activities: Lab: Menstrual Cycle: Discussion of analysis and data collection
HW: look ahead and make sure you have notes ready and Menstrual Lab Quiz will be 1/26

Wednesday: Topics: Identify hormones associated with the pineal gland, thymus.
Identify hormones associated with male and female reproductive system
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Adrenal Gland, Pineal Gland, Thymus, (296-299)
HW: Prepare for Menstrual lab Quiz

Thursday: Topics: Demonstrate understanding of menstrual cycle lab and its application to hormone control.
Activities: Menstrual Lab Questions Application Quiz
Complete Endocrine Graphic Organizer
Individual Reading over Pancreatic Islets
HW: Complete notes section 294-296 and Diabetes Information due Monday 1/29 This is an excellent source on Diabetes. You will be responsible for the content

Friday:Topics: Cell-to-Cell Communication
Create a model to illustrate cell communication.
Apply cell model to understand cell communication involved in blood sugar regulation.
Activities: Lab: Cell to Cell Communication
Endo Dominoes Practice
HW: Pancreatic Islet notes

ANATOMY Week Ahead: 1/4-1/5 and 1/8-1/12


Welcome Back! We will kick off this semester with a discussion of the endocrine system and its related organs and disorders. I have include the complete notes handout for the unit. You will notice I have posted which sections of the notes are due ahead of time. You should have the section completed on the assigned day so you can participate fully in the class discussions and activities. I have also included some study diagrams that will be used in class. To start the semester we will learn some suturing techniques and then start the endocrine system on Monday. Make sure you have the appropriate notes section completed for Monday discussion.

*** For Thursday bring to class an old sock you can cut up and an empty plastic bottle about the size of a water bottle or sports drink.

Endocrine Notes handout: Endo Notes

Endocrine Playlist: These are good videos to get you started especially if you have no to very little background knowledge on the endocrine system. Watch them as a preview to your reading or as a review at the end. Either way, make sure you WATCH them!!!!!

Endocrine Flashcards: Flashcards (DUE Jan 19)

Study Guides: Endocrine Organs
Peptide Mechanism
Steroid Mechanism
Thyroxine Mechanism

Week of 1/4-1/5
Thursday/Friday: Topics: Suturing Techniques
Activities: Lab: Practicing suturing Techniques
Day 1: Plastic Bottle
Day 2: Chicken thighs
HW: Complete endocrine notes as needed

Week of 1/8-1/12

Monday: Topics: Endocrine organs and mechanisms
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: General Endocrine characteristics (280-283)
HW: Complete Case Study: Diabetes Insipidus (1-11)

Tuesday:Topics: Trophic Hormones
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Trophic Hormones (284-287)
HW: Complete Case Study questions 1-11

Wednesday: Diabetes Insipidus
Activities: Case Study: A Case of Diabetes Insipidus
HW: Case Study: Thyroid Troubles complete reading and Parts 1 & 2 (due Thursday start of class)
**View Video Endocrine System Part 2 on playlist to help you get started with this case study

Thursday: Topics: Thyroid Hormones
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Case Study: Thyroid Troubles (Part 1 & 2) and
Thyroid, Calcitonin and Adrenal Glands (287-294)

Friday: Topics: Thyroid Disease
Activities: Case Study: Thyroid Troubles: A Case Study in Negative Feedback Regulation
Discuss and complete in peer groups sections 3-5
HW: Complete Section Notes 296-299 Pineal Gland and Thymus

Anatomy Week Ahead: 11/27-12/1


The Smallpox case study questions (#1-8 with question 8 being 1 paged typed response) are due Monday 11/27 as well as your 1 case study disorder over lymphatic system disorders. Here is a hint for your case study: Think Lupus, Allergy, Cancer? IBS or Chrons Disease. We will begin our study of the integumentary system (aka the skin) this week. This will be the final unit for this semester. We will cap off this study with a suturing activity you will enjoy. We will also learn about the appendages and structures of the skin, rare and unusual disorders, cancer, and burns. We will also learn about transdermal drug delivery, an effective method of delivering certain medications, the tattooing process, and how your wounds heal. Lots to learn and do, and I know we are all itching for some Christmas movies, cookies, time off! Get your study group schedule planned 😉
This week we will do a Ted ed lesson, so if you don’t remember your account or you don’t have one look at the following handout to sign up. You will need to sign up and create your account by Thursday or you will not be able to submit your work.
Ted Ed Sign Up Instructions

Ingumentary Playlist

Monday: Topics: Common disorders of the lymphatic/immune systems
Activities: Discussion of Case Studies
HW: prepare for test

Tuesday: Topics: Demonstrate understanding of the immune and lymphatic system
Activities: Test
HW: Complete Integumentary Notes due Wednesday (Section 1 Questions 1-3 and watch video #1 on playlist)

Wednesday: Topics: Identify layers and regions of skin.
Activities: The Daily Deuce: Skin Diagram labeling
Lecture/Discussion: Uncommon skin disorders
Layers/Regions of skin
HW: Skin Diagram

Thursday: Topics: Skin Appendages
Activities: Complete Notes Section 2 questions # 4-6 and video #2 on playlist
HW: Read Articles and Complete Questions: “More than a Patch” and “Using sound to deliver drug”

Friday: Topics: Scars and Wound healing, freckles and tattoos
Activities: Individual Work: Skin playlist (watch and take notes over each of the remaining videos) and Ted ed “HOW WOUNDS HEAL” AND “How do scars form?”
HW: Finish Video lessons and Ted ed submitted Sunday by 8:00PM

Anatomy Week Ahead: 11/6-11/10


We will move on to the Lymphatic and Immune Systems this week. After Thanksgiving we will learn about the integumentary system aka SKIN! We are moving fast and almost done with the first semester of your Senior Year! Ya. Bring on the Senioritis Spring Semester, but at least wait until after Easter. I have provided you with some study material. Use it at your own risk.

**Lymphatic Notes due Monday and Immune system Notes due Tuesday! Get started

EXTRA problems for Disease Mechanism TEST will be Wednesday at 7:40 my room.

Study Materials:
HIV Entry
Events of an Immune Response
You want to watch this playlist. Seriously, watch this and do your notes Immune 1 Playlist

Monday: Topics: Lymphatic system
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Organs of the lymphatic system
HW: Complete Immune System Notes

Tuesday: Topics: Immune System
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Immune System Cells/Responses

Wednesday: Topics: HIV Pathology
Activities: Lab:AIDS slides
HW: Print HIV notes for discussion

Thursday: Topics: Apply function/structure of immune system to practical clinical problem facing medical community: HIV/AIDS
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: HIV
ELISA Schematic

Friday: TBA

ANATOMY Week Ahead: 10/23-10/27


This week we will finish up our Prison Game, spreading TB through your Russian prisons. On Monday you should move on to the “Exposure” stage and parole your prisoners and trade them with another prison. We will discuss cancer at the end of the week.

Due Wednesday Cancer Notes and you should have the Human Disease Lab completed by the end of the day on Wednesday. You can come by during enrichment or another class period to get the slides

Monday: Activity: Lab: Case Study: Antibiotic Resistance in a Russian Prison: Playing with the Spread of TB
HW: Complete Questions 3, 5 and 6 only

Tuesday: Activities: Lab: Human Disease Slides
Or Complete Cancer Notes

Wednesday: Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Cancer
HW: Complete Part 1 and 2 Case Study “A Cure for Cancer”

Thursday: Activities: Case Study: A Cure for Cancer
HW: Watch videos on Cancer Conspiracy found in the case study (click on the video link in the case study)

Friday: Activities: Case Study: A Cure for Cancer
HW: complete Response to Part 4

ANATOMY: Week Ahead 10/16-10/20


We will continue our discussion disease mechanisms and pathogenic organisms with our study of Ebola and TB! I was watching this show called “Monsters Inside Me” on the Animal Planet. It was really gross and slightly frightening but very applicable to the topics we are discussing in class. This show will make you think twice about traveling, cruise ships, and letting those “little bumps” get out of hand. Check it out! Incidentally, this is also the same channel that airs “Finding Big Foot”!

*Reminder Disease Mechanism Choice Board is due Wednesday at the start of your class. Stop procrastinating and get on it. You Know Who You Are!

Monday: Topics: Pathogenic Organisms and Epidemiology
Activities: Case Study: “The Ebola Wars: Advanced Edition
HW: review Case Study for application quiz

Tuesday: Topics: Pathogenic Organisms and Epidemiology
Activities: Case Study: “The Ebola Wars: Advanced Edition
HW: review Case Study for application quiz

Wednesday: Topics: Pathogenic Organisms and Epidemiology **Disease Mechanism Choice Board DUE
Activities: Application Quiz: “The Ebola Wars”
HW: Read Case Study: Antibiotic Resistance in a Russian Prison: Playing with the Spread of TB
You will answer the questions later, but you want to make sure you understand how the game will be played

Thursday: Topics: Identify How TB spreads through a population.
Activities: Case Study: Playing with TB
HW: Cancer Notes DUE Tuesday 10/24 If you are gone on Tuesday, submit/turn into me before you leave.

ANATOMY Week Ahead:


This week we will begin looking at disease mechanisms, risks factors, and pathogenic organisms. The work we do during this unit will lay the foundation for our next study on immunity and subsequent units. It is important you are keeping up with the work and applying concepts we discuss in class to real-world problems the concepts can potential solve.

Extra Problems for the organ systems test will be Tuesday morning at 7:40 in my room.

Monday: Topics: Disease Terminology, Mechanisms, and Risk Factors
Activities: Lecture/Discussion: Disease Mechanisms and Risk Factors
Table Talk: Complete Disease Mechanism Comprehension Handout
HW: Article/Questions: “The Deadly College Dorm College Disease I Got”

Tuesday/Wednesday: Topics: Pathogenic Organisms
Activities: Lecture/Discussion pathogenic organisms
HW: Case Study:Influenza and the influenza vaccine (Due Wednesday)

Thursday: Topics: Influenza and Vaccines
Activities: Lab: Human Disease Slides
Q&A: Influenza and the Influenza Vaccine
HW: Complete Case Study “The Ebola Wars” Parts 1-3

Friday: Topics: Elaborate: Case Study “The Ebola Wars: General Edition”
Activities: Case Study: “The Ebola Wars: General Edition Parts 1-3
Complete Human Disease Lab if necessary
HW: Complete Part IV

ANATOMY Week Ahead: 9/25-9/29


We will spend this week discussing the organ transplant process and debunk some myths about organ donation. We will also discuss your responses to the ethics case for this unit. You guys are brutal! The kidney donor lab will allow you to analyze clinical test results and apply your knowledge of organ transplant requirements to find the appropriate donor for a recipient. We will finish up the week with an application quiz over the organ systems (structures, functions, and location). Friday you will start the Autopsy lab with real cases that presented at a hospital. I have include some practice sheets for you below.

Practice sheets: Organ System Graphic Organizer

Organ Diagram and Answer key

Monday/Tuesday: Topics: Organ Donation and Transplant process
Activities: Lecture/Discussion Organ Donation Fast Facts
HW: Read Kidney Donor lab for Wednesday

Wednesday: Topics: Organ donation and Transplant Process
Activities: Lab: Kidney Donor
HW: Complete necessary portions of lab and prepare for lab quiz on Thursday

Thursday: Topics: Organ Donation and Transplant Process
Activities: Lab Quiz Kidney Donor (Application)
Organ matching games: Organs System matching and Pin the Organ on the body
HW: Autopsy Vocab and prepare for quiz

Friday: Topics: Lab: Autopsy Cases
Activities: Application Quiz: Organ location and system functions/structures
Lab: Virtual Autopsy Cases

UPDATE ANATOMY Week Ahead: 9/18-9/22


This week we will begin our quick review of the organ systems. We will discuss structures, functions, organ transplant, and you will get the opportunity to do an autopsy virtual lab involving real medical cases. Lastly, you will complete your first dissection of the beloved RAT!

Extra Problems for the Unit 1 Test will be Tuesday at 7:40AM in my room. You must be in the room before 7:40AM or you will not be allowed into the room. I would encourage everyone regardless of your test grade to do the extra problems. Every extra point matters in the long run.

**UPDATE: our discussion of the organ systems is taking a little longer because of your questions and our discussion in class. We will finish up on Wednesday. Look at the change for the end of the week. We will do the autopsy virtual lab next week.

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: Topics: Organ Systems
Activities: Lecture/Discussion Organ Systems
HW: Internet Transplantation Drug research Worksheet (Due Tuesday)

Thursday: Topics: Identify organ system function and organs
Activities: Pin the Organ on the body and Organ System Matching Game
Assign Virtual Autopsy Vocab
HW: Virtual Autopsy Vocab (DUE Friday 9/29)
Read Dissection lab

Friday: Topics Rat dissection and organ location Virtual Rat Lab: Step 6/7 apply to us
Activities: Lab: Rat Dissection
HW: Read/Complete Question Biology Matters: Organ Transplants and Read/Ques See What is…? HistoCompatibility articles Questions Article 1 and Article 2
Prepare organ location/function quiz

**Lab Quiz over the Rat Anatomy on Monday 9/25

ANATOMY Week Ahead: 9/11-9/15


This week we will wrap up our introductory unit on Anatomy and move on to a quick review of the organ systems. We will discuss structures, functions, organ transplant, and you will get the opportunity to do an autopsy virtual lab involving real medical cases. Lastly, you will complete your first dissection of the beloved RAT! Buckle up we are starting to roll

Monday: Topics: Create and analyze a human karyotype.
Activities: Karyotype Lab **Make sure you print the Denver sheet for class. If you do not have access to a printer please email me before Monday at 8:45, so I can make a copy for you. MAKE sure you READ the lab for UNDERSTANDING and complete any required pre-lab questions. DO not just skim over the reading like you did with the DNA lab
HW: Study Karyotype Quiz

Tuesday: Topics: Analyze the karyotype for genetic disorders.
Activities: Complete Karyotype Lab if necessary
Medical Branches Review game
HW: Prepare for Karyotype lab quiz (application)

Wednesday: Topics: Demonstrate understanding of karyotypes and their use in prenatal testing
Activities: Lab Application Quiz
HW: Study Test Unit one

Thursday: Topics: Demonstrate understanding of unit 1 concepts
Activities: Test unit 1
HW: Support Cryslan at the Miss Gregg County Pageant

Friday: Topics: Organ Systems and functions
Activities: Create Organ System Notes and graphic organizer for organ systems and associated organs
HW: Have notes complete by due date. Response (1pg typed single space) on Stars Ethics Case: Organ Donation

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