Course Statement & Classroom Policies
Biology (Human Anatomy & Physiology – BIO160)
Phone: (480) 812-7831
(select Chandler High; click on “Faculty”, click on “Andrews,
Passed Biology &
Chemistry with at least a “C” average
Human Anatomy is a course designed to define
anatomy & physiology and discuss the functional processes &
systems common to all living organisms. The 3 essential concepts that
will form the basis for the study of the human body are as follows:
the complementarity of structure & function, the hierarchy of structural
organization and homeostasis.
Topics to be Discussed/Labs to be Performed
First Semester Second
Levels of Organization 1. Endocrine System
- Ghost Lab (1I)
Integumentary System 2. Cardiovascular System
- UV Bead Lab (2I) - Mystery Blood Stain Lab (6I)
Heart Dissection (3D)
Cardio Fitness Lab (7I)
- Rubber Bones Lab
(3I) 3. Respiratory & Lymphatic Systems
- Forensics Bone
Muscular System 4. Digestive System
- Biochemical Analysis/pH
Food Lab (8I)
Nervous System 5. Urinary System
- Reflex Lab (5I) -
- Brain &
Spinal Cord Dissection (1D) - Kidney
- Eye Dissection
6. Reproductive Systems
Text & Required Materials
Anatomy & Physiology (7th edition) – Martini (ISBN: 0-13-195644-2)
Lined paper or
composition notebook, Pens (Blue/Black)/pencils, Colored pencils
highlighters, calculator, camera (labs)
A (4.0) = 90-100% B (3.0) = 80-89% C
(2.0) = 70-79%
D (1.0) = 60-69% F (0.0) = Below 60%
grades will be calculated from the combination of test & quiz scores, lab
abstracts & classwork/ homework. The
following is a list of how these items are weighted:
Tests (including Final Exams) = 30% Labs = 30%
Homework/Classwork = 30% Quizzes
Our class is a
place of inquiry, learning, discovery, study & fun. With this in
mind, I expect my students to follow these rules:
Respect the people (yourself, other
classmates & teachers & Ms. Andrews), equipment & furnishings
of the room (this includes safety)! My
expectation is that the classroom is a safe place so that Questions &
discussions are always welcome.
Comes to class prepared & ready
to learn by bringing ALL materials requested.
Follow the directions the first time
they are given. If you are unsure of the directions, ask me!
4. No food
or drinks (except water) in class. If brought in, please leave them on
the teacher's desk.
1. No cheating!
According to CHS Student Handbook, CHEATING
is any act of deceiving & includes, but is not limited to:
another person's test answers, allowing someone
else to copy test answers, copying another person's homework or Lab reports,
allowing someone else to copy homework or Lab reports, using
"Cheat sheets" of any kind unless allowed by Ms. Andrews, copying
portions of reports from books, encyclopedias, magazines, internet sources or
other students' work without giving credit to the people who wrote the reports,
copying and turning in reports other
than your own work, and divulging test
questions and answers to other students.
suspicion of copying/copying of work will result in a “0” for both parties
(even if not participating in the copying). A phone call home will be required with suspected parties present. A
referral will be written & given to the Assistant Principal in charge of
discipline stating there has been an issue regarding plagiarism.
SWEEPS will take place! If you
are caught in a SWEEP, you will be escorted to the cafeteria & kept there
for the remainder of the period & your attendance will be recorded as an
Absences must be excused on the day
(within 24 hrs) of the absence by a parent/guardian.
Make-up work is completely the responsibility
of the student!
the Human Anatomy Make-up Work Calendar and Assignments Bin for missed
assignments & due dates. Do NOT ask
me about make-up work unless you have checked the calendar & do NOT interrupt classtime!
4. For every day you are out, you have one
day to make up an assignment.
Lab Abstracts are due ONE week from the date they are performed regardless of
absences. You MUST make up your lab & write an Abstract within that
Test or quiz make-ups must be arranged
on your own time within 3 days of returning.
Make-up times: During Office Hours Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thrusdays in Rm 505
work should be completed so you will not fall behind, but NO CREDIT will be given.
Assignments & Due Dates
- All due dates for assignments will be
posted in class & on Schoolwires & should be recorded in your CHS
- Assignments are due at the
beginning of the class period unless
otherwise stated by the teacher.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT PASSES are assigned per semester. These passes may be
used to earn FULL credit on an incomplete homework assignment & must be
stapled to the assignment with your name on it. Assignments MUST be at
least 1/2 complete to use the Homework
Pass. These passes are YOUR responsibility.
If they are lost/stolen, they will NOT be replaced. These passes can be
used any time during the semester.
Homework Passes do NOT apply to Take-Home Quizzes, in-class
assignments/presentations, essays or labs.
3. Extra help/tutoring is available during
Advisory Time or in Science
Learning Center. Before school, during lunch & after
school help is by appointment only.
Students may use the bathroom when they need but it is recommended that
they use Passing Period to use the bathroom & get a drink instead of during
2. You must sign out on the
Hall Pass Check Out-In Sheet & take the Blue Hall Pass.
electrical items (cell phones, iPods, headsets, games) will be confiscated and
are not allowed or permitted for use on campus. Parents will be notified. The
following are the steps administration will take:
1st offense – verbal warning (“Put it away!”) & name
written in my logbook
offense – item confiscated & kept until end of class, parent called
with student present
offense – item turned in to administration, parent called & must pick
up after school
2. ALL grooming
materials (make-up, brushes, etc) MUST be kept out of sight or they will be
confiscated and thrown away! These are
considered safety hazards in a laboratory setting & are not allowed.
All lab exercises
will be discussed & graded. Two lab
exercises for the year will be graded via a Lab Abstract (worth
100 pts/each; 1 investigational lab & 1 dissection lab), which
will be completed & turned in one week after the lab was performed (NO
EXCEPTIONS). Lab Abstract labs will
be decided at the beginning of the year by a lottery-style assignment. All Lab Abstracts MUST BE TYPED & STAPLED. All Data Tables & Graphs MUST BE
COMPUTER-GENERATED. NO hand-written
Lab Abstracts will be accepted.
information presented in well-developed, thoughtful, grammatically-correct
paragraphs are NECESSARY & EXPECTED for success on Lab Abstracts. Lab group members are encouraged to discuss
lab abstract sections & ideas before leaving class. My suggestion is to have a log of contact
information for each lab group member so that you can further discuss lab
exercises & writing, if necessary.
There will be multiple specimen dissections performed over the course
of the year. FULL PARTICIPATION in lab
exercises is mandatory for the completion of the investigation and your success
& learning in this course. Therefore, you may choose from one of the following options for
participation in the planned dissections:
participate by actively-engaging in the dissection of the specimen with the
appropriate lab materials
dissection of the specimen by other lab members
in a computer-based dissection and/or computer research for Lab Abstract (for
RELIGIOUS or PERSONAL REASONS; please contact me before dissections to make
Dual Enrollment Opportunity
Dual Enrollment for enrolling in & passing (with at
least a “C”) this course is available through Chandler-Gilbert Community
College for BIO 160. A total of 4.0 credits can be earned for BIO
160 (Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology) upon enrolling in Chandler-Gilbert Community College & paying the
appropriate enrollment & tuition fees.
is not just found in textbooks & labs...it is EVERYWHERE around us! I
hope to encourage you to investigate issues or topics that are interesting to
you. The more you put in to this class & into your world, the more
you will receive back! Let's have a great year!
*ALL POLICIES ARE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON TEACHER/ADMINISTRATOR DISCRETION.*
SIGNING THIS FORM INDICATES THAT YOU AND
YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE CLASSROOM POLICIES AND
SAFETY GUIDELINES (SAFETY CONTRACT). VIOLATION OF THIS CONTRACT WILL RESULT IN
DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CONTACT ME AT 480/812-7831 OR BY E-MAIL
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