COURSE STRUCTURE: Anatomy and
Physiology is a college preparatory science course. It is divided into 10 units
of study, which upon successful completion, will give you 10 units of credit. We
will meet for class everyday in Room 541. An attempt will be made to mix lab and
lecture each period.
COURSE PROCEDURE: Each unit in A&P will
concentrate on a particular system or related systems of the human body. Develop
(or maintain) good study habits at the beginning and the course will flow much
smoother. For each unit of study, you will receive two booklets. One is a
LAB BOOKLET and will contain the instructions and questions pertaining to the
experiments. DO NOT WRITE IN THE LAB BOOKLET! Lab booklets must be returned in
good condition. If a booklet is lost or returned in poor condition, you will
have to pay $1.00 to replace it. The other booklet contains worksheets which you
will complete and turn in for grading. If you lose your WORKSHEET PACKET, it
will cost you another $1.00.
1. UNIT NOTEBOOKS (Each student should
follow these steps)
a). Every time a new lab booklet is
started, remember to look through both the labs and worksheets to become
familiar with what is expected. Begin wth Unit 1, Introduction and the
b). Start with the first item in the
Table of Contents. If it is a lab exercise, you will need to start this next
time you are in class. If it is a reading assignment, it should be completed at
home before your next scheduled lab.
c). The Unit Notebook
should be written in ink on binder paper (never typed, which includes computer
printouts). You should make your own title pages. (Be creative, but keep them in
good taste, they are worth extra credit). Please write up labs on ONE SIDE of
the paper only. For each lab write-up, include the lab number, title, purpose,
hypothesis, data, answered questions, and conclusions in that order. Use
complete sentences at all times.
d). Every lab must receive
a verification signature (SIG). If you fail to obtain the signature, you will
receive no credit for the lab. To qualify for a verification signature, Moreno
or your Lab Tech must have observed you during the exercise in question. We
shall check to make sure you are keeping up with the reading.
WORKSHEET PACKET: Worksheets will be collected in segments. Please make them
neat and staple them in the proper order. They will be graded and returned to
you prior to the test. The microscope drawing sheets and data tables should be
removed and placed with the corresponding lab write-up in the notebook. Even
though the labs should be written up in ink, the drawings should be completed in
pencil only. You will need a set of colored pencils for use on several of the
3. TESTS AND QUIZZES: The title page of the Worksheet
Booklet consists of a series of YOU SHOULD KNOW statements. Use it as a study
guide when preparing for the test. You will be provided with a list of essay
questions for each test. Since I show you the essays ahead of time, in depth,
accurate answers are expected. The tests are all half multiple choice and half
short answer and essays. There will also be one announced quiz approximately two
weeks into the unit. At the end of the semester there will be a written final
exam and a lab project. Unit tests missed due to an excused absence must be made
up after school 2 weeks from the test date. Make up tests will cover the same
material, but will be an entirely different test form and their essays will not
be given in advance. TESTS OR ASSIGNMENTS MISSED DUE TO UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
CANNOT BE MADE UP.
Unit quizzes must be made up on the
announced make-up day. The make-up day is usually after school. If you miss the
make-up quiz your grade will be a zero.
4. TEXTBOOK: In A&P you will
be issued a college level text entitled Human Physiology and Anatomy. It is a
relatively new book. It is a fantastic text and although it is thick and
somewhat heavy, it reads very well. It costs $38.00 and must be covered at all
times and returned in very good condition at the end of the school ear. If this
book is damaged, be prepared to purchase a new copy for next year's class. Due
to increased enrollment this year, we have no spare books.
PROCEDURE: Lab activities will take place for part of the period during most
class meetings. When you enter the room, please sit in your assigned desks. I
will always have something to say (announcements, lecture, lab instructions,
etc.), and when I have finished you may move to your lab stations.
procedure should be followed when a student enters the lab and
begins to work
on an exercise:
a). Please read the lab exercise compeltely before you
come to class. Occasionally, pre-lab write-ups will be due.
equipment necessary for the exercise will be placed in a well marked location.
Obtain all necessary equipment and begin the activity.
c) Prepare your
lab report on scratch paper as you do the exercise. Make sure that you answer
the questions and ask the teacher or lab tech if you need help.
Obtain a verication signature from Moreno or the Lab Tech. Retain the rough copy
of the lab with the signature until it can be transfered to your final draft. If
you run out of time in lab, obtain a half sig and finish the lab questions at
home. You must obtain a full sig the following day.
e) Return all
materials and equipment to the correct place and clean the equipment if
f) Clean up the work area so you don't cause problems for the
students in the next period.
OPEN LAB is available for assistance and
makeup work. Open labs will be announced at the beginning of the year.
6. GRADING PROCEDURE:
I will use the point system in A&P.
Each unit will be worth 100 points. These points are derived from the
= 100 points
In most cases you will know
your scores within 1 week of
completion. You total points (also you
percentage in this case)
will determine you letter grade for each unit.
will be based on your percentage of the total possible
The notebooks will be graded in the
following manner. When they are collected, they will be surveyed to make certain
all labs have the necessary verification signatures. Points will be deducted for
those missing. A student volunteer will choose a random lab number from the hat.
The "selected lab" will then be graded extensively, looking at the scientific
content, written expression, format, grammar, spelling, neatness, etc. Providing
the notebook has all the required signatures, the percent score on the "selected
lab" will be used to determine the total notebook score. It will be to your
advantage to write up every lab with care.
7. ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each scheduled meeting. If you come
in late, please make sure that the Lab Tech doesn't mark you absent. If you must
leave the room, notify me of your need and I (not the lab tech will issue you a
pass). School detention will be served for both tardies and unexcused absences.
Please get to class on time. The passing period between periods is 6 minutes.
You need to be in the classroom when the bell sounds or you will be considered
late. Excessive absences (more than 5 per quarter) or tardies (more than 5 per
quarter) will result in extra assignments for you. Failure to complete the
assignments will lower your grade. Work missed during excused absences must be
made up at the next scheduled Open Lab. In cases of prolonged absences,
students may make special arrangements for completing their assignments. No make
up work will be accepted for unexcused absences.
If a student is caught cheating on a quiz or a test, he/she will
recieve no points on the exam. If you copy another student's lab write-up
or worksheets, both the person copying and the one supplying the material will
recieve zero points on the assignment. In lab you are encourages to work
together, but I don't care to grade identical papers.
Schedules. It is very important that you remaim caught up in A&P. A
schedule of time limits for each until has been provided on the following
page. Post it at home. LATE NOTEBOOKS or WORKSHEETS will be
penalized 2 points/day and LATE TESTS are not accepted.
20 points of extra credit can be obtained per semester. Extra credit
can be accumulated by making flashcards, creative title pages, attending guest
speaker presentations and keeping up with the reading. Extra credit is
added only at the end of each semester. Under no circumstance is extra
credit added to quarter grades.