Vocabulary
In any subject matter, words are more important than anything else. Anon.

Every topic has a specific vocabulary that goes along with it.  Knowing that vocabulary is critical for us to understand the topic - for instance, I am confused when my froends speak about Cricket (the sport they play in many former British colonies).  I know what words my friends are saying, but I have no idea what these words mean.  I need to learn the vocabulary to become involved in a conersation.  The same is true for Anatomy and Physiology. 

 

 

 

 

Directionality
Steer yourself in the right direction. Anon.

We need to start with the basics - where things are.  We need to be able to use descriptive words that tell us where we are looking, so we can communicate with each other.  We need to be sure we are using the same vocabulary, so vocabulary is where we'll start.  THis may be a bit confusing at first, but we will use this vocabulary throughout the year, and you will become fluent.

 

                  Class Powerpoint presentation

 

 

Body Cavities

 The thing about a cavity search is this: it has nothing to do with the dentist. Anon.

Body cavities are spaces in our bodies that contain organs.  Organs are inside these cavities for protection, and the cavity allows the organs to change shape (our lungs, stomachs and bladders all need to expand and contract).  The video illustrates the major cavities, and it is followed by a listing of all of the cavities we'll be talking about  in our class.

 

 

 

 

 

Integumentary System: 1

Beauty is skin deep - ugly is to the bone. Anon.

The integumentary system is the organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside. The system comprises the skin and its appendages (including hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails).

 

 

 

 

 

Integumentary System: 2

All skin colrs, whether ligh or dark, are not due to race, but to adaptation for life under the sun. Alan Goodman

The integumentary system is the organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside. The system comprises the skin and its appendages (including hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails).

 

                  Class Powerpoint presentation

 

Skeletal System

If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you'd best teach it to dance. George Bernard Shaw

This is a multi-part unit.  Be sure to read t hrough to the end to see the next portion of the Skeletal System section.

 

                  Class Powerpoint presentation

Marking Period 1: Anatomy & Physiology