Marking Period 2: Anatomy & Physiology

Musculature System
Gymnastics uses every single part of your body, every little tiny muscle that you never even knew. Shannon Miller

The muscular system uses the skeletal system as levers and allows us to move.  We'll learn the names and locations of our muscles, and complete dissections to see how muscle tissues connect to the skeletal system, and interrelate with other muscles allowing us to move.




Nervous System &

Special Senses
All we have to believe is our senses: the tools we use to perceive the world,
our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted.
Neil Gaiman

Our nervous system is our body's connection to the world; a filter to sense the world around us.  It is the most complicated thing we know of in the universe.  We'll spend

some time exporing the nervous system, and learn a bit about how it is put togeter. 

We'll learn a bit about the nervous system  by dissecting a sheep's eye. The eye is

just one of the sense organs our body uses to interact with the environment.





The Brain

The brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10 thousand other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe. Michio Kaku

Our brains are the most complictaed sense organs we know of, and are physical manifestations of our being.  Our reality is controlled by what our brain can percieve. 

We may be able to understand the anatomy of the brain, but the vast number of connectins that create our conciousness is currently beyond human understanding. 

We'll look at the inner workings of a sheeps brain to help us see the varous parts

that make up a mammalian brain.

Illusions:  The way the brain interprets input.


In visual perception, a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is.  This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.   Josef Albers


The rest of the Powerpoint presentation, with videos and illustrations of Optical Illusions.