Anatomy & Physiology


Niki Thiessen

Course Time:
This course is offered on Tuesdays.


Course Pre-Requisites:

  • This course is typically recommended for advanced 9th, 
    and 10th-12th grade students.

  • Student must have received at least a B in a first-year Biology course.

  • Previous exposure to Chemistry is recommended, but not required.

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the tutor
    or a member of the Academic Affairs Committee. 


Course Texts:

  • The Human Body, 2nd Edition

       ISBN-   9781935495727


  • Anatomy Coloring Book, 6th or 7th edition

       ISBN-  1506208525 (6th edition)
       ISBN-  1506250270 (7th edition)

       You can also access and print the coloring pages here.
       Please note, the file is 207 pages, and not all pages will be used..
       The tutor will give assignments by page title (i.e. "Ventricles") so as to avoid confusion.



Course Description: 
This is an advanced biology course.
In order to take this course, the student MUST have completed a first-year Biology course.

We will cover both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body’s eleven organ systems
in detail, including the reproductive system.  (This will be covered with the male and female  students learning separately the last two weeks of the year.)



Course Class Time: 

  • Class time will include review of homework and labs, as well as hands-on
    activities to reinforce the material that they will read from their text.

  • Labs will include microscope work and dissections.

  • The students will also work through an anatomy coloring book to enhance
    their learning experience of each system.

  • In-class quizzes will be given every 2 weeks.



Course Homework Requirements: 

  • The student will be responsible for reading the material in the text on their own
    on a weekly basis.

  • Other homework will include weekly study guides, coloring pages, and pre-lab write-ups.

  • There will be a project in the 1st semester.

  • Students can expect to spend approximately 4-5 hours per week on homework.
    This will consist of reading about 20 pages in the text and answering around
    25 questions on the Study Guide.

  • Most weeks will involve a pre-lab write-up.



  • Tests will be given in class.




  • Quarter Grades:

       30%  homework (study guides and misc. worksheets)

       30%  labs/coloring pages (pre-labs, participation and write-ups)

       20%  quizzes

       20%  quarter test


  • First Semester Grades:

       40%  1st  quarter grade

       40%  2nd quarter grade

       20%  project


  • Second Semester Grades:

       40%  3rd quarter grade

       40%  4th quarter grade

       20%  final exam



Specific Requirements:

  • Internet access and a reliable printer are required for this course.

  • The class information and assignments will be uploaded to Schoology.

  • A Study Guide is due each week and will be available on Schoology
    at least one week before it is due.  



Course Supplies:

  • textbook

  • anatomy coloring workbook or the ability to reliably print on a weekly basis

  • colored pencils

  • loose-leaf, lined paper

  • 3-ring binder (1”) w. dividers labeled “Study Guides”, “Experiments”,
    "Coloring Pages", and “Quizzes/Tests”




**Summer Assignment:
There will be an assignment from the Anatomy Coloring Book due the first day of class.


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