Campus Phone: 432 689-1100
Conference Time: 11:25 - 12:20
This course introduces the fundamentals and unifying concepts of biology. The course emphasizes the scientific method, cellular and molecular biology, the principles of heredity, classification, microbiology, plants and animals, and the human body. The development of studskills and laboratory techniques are emphasized throughout the course.
1. Develop an interest in the study of biology
2. Develop a scientific literacy in all students
3. Prepare students in the basic principles of biology needed to be successful in post high school courses
Biology Dynamics of Life
Pencil, Pens (blue or black ink only), Red grading pen, Map colors,
Markers, Colored paper, Kleenex, Hand soap, Lotion, Latex Gloves
1. Follow directions from the teacher and all directions in the student handbook/agenda.
2. Stay on task - you may not put your head on your desk and/or sleep.
3. Be polite - keep your hands, feet and comments to yourself.
4. Work hard – This subject requires much additional work outside of class.
Make-up work policy:
We will follow the policy for make-up work as stated in the Midland High School Handbook. Students are encouraged to find a study partner who would be willing to provide details about missed assignments. Parents may request assignments from me if the student is absent for a prolonged period of time. Projects will earn grades for completed parts up to the due date.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on how each system plays a vital role in homeostasis. It is designed to familiarize students with process and laboratory safety skills and is lab oriented. Each of the major body systems will be covered in detail as well as their relevance in the maintenance of the human body as a unit.
The course is designed to prepare students for college courses and technical courses in the medical or health fields, as well as those students simply interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
1. The structure and function of cells and tissues
2. Metabolism and biochemistry
3. The structures and function of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, urinary, and reproductive.
4. The maintenance of homeostasis.
Anatomy has an extensive vocabulary, most of which have Latin or Greek origins. These terms have precise meaning and can be formed into compound words easily. Students will be tested over important terms.
Class Activities and Lab Safety:
Students will be responsible for participating in class activities, participating in labs and dissections, completing homework and class work assignments, projects, quizzes, research, and reports. If you have an issue with dissecting animals, then you should see your counselor about taking another science class. Students will complete a lab safety test. Students are expected to follow all safety rules and teacher instructions.
Pencils and pens (black or blue ink only), Spiral with perforations to be placed in their MHS binder. Donations for our class would be helpful to the learning environment such as paper towels, hand soap, scissors, clay, construction paper, glue, etc. Students will need to bring in a box of latex gloves. Students allergic to latex should purchase non-latex gloves
The student’s average is determined by a weighted point system. The distribution of the grade is as follows:
Major Grades: 60% Minor Grades: 40%
Unit Tests Daily Assignments
Chapter Tests Lab Activities
Formal Lab Reports
Special projects will be assigned as independent study. Rubrics outlining the criteria will be given to students two weeks in advance. Special Projects will be given a Due Date and will NOT be accepted as "Late Work." Project parts will be given points up to the Due Date.Students who have missing assignments MUST turn in their work promptly or it becomes an office referral.
Students who do not pass a summative assessment may be eligible to revise and retake the test. Students MUST attend tutorials to review the material, and it is at the teacher's discretion whether a student will retake the test.
Academic Integrity: Cheating is a zero for that assignment or test and an office referral.
Shadowing Program: Students may elect to participate in the Shadowing Program Partnership with Midland Memorial Hospital and the Permian Basin Area Health Education Center. Teacher recommendation needed.