Anatomy & Physiology

The Fine Print

Course Goals

  • To study the relationship that exists among the eleven body systems

  • To learn the different characteristics of organs within each body system and their contribution to a state of homeostasis within the body

  • To explain the cellular processes involved in the maintenance of stable internal conditions within organisms

  • To explain the processes and structures involved in the processes of digestion and nutrient absorption and how these processes allow organisms to both acquire energy and maintain homeostasis

  • To review case studies, critically analyze different disease processes and possible treatments, and report your findings in a scientific manner

  • To respond to feedback and revise course assignments

  • To actively participate in on-line class discussion forums, collaborating and providing encouragement to homeschool peers

Course Resources

Text and Interactive Program:

  • Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, 7th Ed., Valerie C. Scanlon; ISBN: 978-0803639577

  • Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, 4th Ed., Stephanie McCann and Eric Wise; ISBN: 9781419550409

  • Colored pencils

  • Look at Blue Tent OnLoan

 

 Lab Resources and Supplies:

  • Microscope

  • Safety goggles

  • Microscope slide set for human anatomy

  • Individual blood test kit

  • Dissection kit (tools)  

  • Dissection specimens: cow’s eye or sheep’s eye; sheep’s heart, brain, and kidney; fetal pig

  • Additional lab supplies indicated per module: all supplies are easily obtainable at your local supermarket

  • Lab supplies:

    • General: A list of common supplies that can be bought at your supermarket will be provided.

    • Science: A complete lab kit, including a dissection kit (tools), dissection specimens, and safety goggles will be offered for sale at the instructor's cost: $125 + shipping (microscope not included).

      • Note: August 1 is the cut-off to order a custom lab kit from the instructor. After that, a detailed supply list with vendor links will be provided to families.         

    • Supplies/Suppliers: Links to online vendors will be provided to families who wish to purchase science supplies on their own.

 

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