• Body Systems
    Anatomy and Physiology:
    This is a semester long course offered in both the fall and spring semesters for students in 9th through 12th grades. 
    This course will explore the basic structure and function of the human body. Upon successful completion of the course students should be able to:
    • Define anatomy and physiology and how the two are related
    • Define homeostasis and describe its underlying principles
    • Use proper anatomical vocabulary to describe the body's direction, surfaces, and planes
    • Name the levels of structural organization that make up the human body and explain how they are related
    • Name the systems in the human body, describe the organs that make up each system, explain the function of each system, and diseases and disorders that affect each systems
    • Name the major tissue types and how they differ structurally and functionally 
    • Name the four main kinds of bones and how they differ structurally and functionally 
    • Name the three main types of muscle tissue, how they differ structurally and functionally, and where they are located throughout the body
    • Name and describe the components of a neuron and explain the movement of the nerve impulse 
    • Complete a Body System Expert Project one of the body systems not covered in the course 
     Course Outline:
    • The Human Body: An Orientation 
    • Review of Basic Chemistry 
    • Cells and Tissues
    • The Integumentary System
    • Skeletal System
    • Muscular System
    • Nervous System
    • Body System Expert Project