Anatomy & Physiology Curriculum at a Glance

Anatomy and Physiology is the study of human body structures and how those structures function independently and together as a system.  We will begin with the introduction to anatomical terms and definitions, chemistry of life and cellular structures. Second quarter we continue with the cells of the integumentary system, body tissues, skeletal system, muscular system, and the nervous system. Third quarter we dig into the senses, the blood, lymphatic system, cardiovascular system and respiratory system. We finish the school year with reproductive system, digestive system, urinary system and dissections.The class is designed to give students basic knowledge about their own anatomy and physiology, medical terms, common disease and how to best care for their bodies.  Many labs will be used along with chapter projects to create items for students’ portfolios.  This class will cover information guided by the Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science.

Outline of Major Units

Quarter 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Chemistry of Life
  3. Cells

Quarter 2

  1. Integumentary system and Tissues
  2. Skeletal System
  3. Muscular System
  4. Nervous System

Quarter 3

  1. The senses
  2. Blood & Lymphatic System
  3. Cardiovascular System
  4. Respiratory System

Quarter 4

  1. Reproductive System
  2. Digestive System
  3. Urinary System
  4. Dissections