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Classes Taught: 
Biology II: Anatomy and Physiology, and Bio II: Ecology
Period 1 Planning period
Period 2 Bio II:  Anatomy & Physiology
Period 3 Bio II:  Anatomy & Physiology
Period 4 Bio II:  Ecology
Period 5 Bio II:  Ecology
Period 6 Lancer Academy
Period 7 Bio II:  Anatomy & Physiology

The weekly class schedules are subject to change depending upon student comprehension of presented subject, time constraints, school delays or closings.

Proposed schedule for the week of April 4, 2016


Anatomy & Physiology:  Chapter 6:  The Skeletal System– Objectives: 

6.1 Skeleton: Overview – Name the 5 functions of the skeleton.  Explain bone classification by shape.  Describe the anatomy of bone and compare/contrast compact & spongy bone.  Understand bone growth, development, & remodeling, including the 6 types of fractures.   List & give examples of bone features.

6.2 Axial Skeleton – Distinguish between axial & appendicular skeletons.  Know the names, important features & functions of the axial bones.  Know the structure & function of the hyoid bone, vertebral column, & ribs.

6.3 Appendicular Skeleton – Know the names & important features of the pectoral & pelvic girdles, & the upper & lower limbs, and the hand and foot bones.

6.4 Joints (Articulations) – Explain how joints are classified & give examples of each type.  List the types of movement found at synovial joints.  Explain the damage & degeneration that occurs at joints.

6.5 Effects of Aging- Describe the anatomical & physiological changes that occur in the skeletal system with aging.

6.6 Homeostasis – List & explain the 6 ways the skeletal system contributes to homeostasis.  Understand how the other systems assist the skeletal system.

Online text book access:


Students went to computer lab to review the bones using “Whack-a-bones”


Start 6.3 PP with student notes from the pectoral girdle through all the bones of the upper limb then finish with the hand bones


Finish 6.3 PP with student notes through hand bone

CN 15 & 16 on the pectoral girdle and upper limb– due Thurs, 3/7

CN 17 & 18 on the upper limb and hand bone – due Thus, 3/7


Go over LE 8 Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limb

Students work with a partner on LA 8


Students finish LA 8  - due Mon, 4/11


Ecology:  Chapter 13: Atmosphere & Climate Change – Objectives:

Sec 1 Climate & Climate Change – Know the difference between weather & climate.  Identify the 6 factors that determine climate.  Explain why there are different climates in different parts of Earth.  Explain what causes the seasons.

Sec 2 The Ozone Shield  – Eplain how the ozone layer protects the Earth from harmful UV radiation.  Describe how CFCs damage the ozone layer and how the ozone hole forms.  Know the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.

Sec 3  Global Warming – Explain the Greenhouse Effect.  Explain why atmospheric carbon dioxide appears to be increasing and why that would affect the Earth.   Describe what the Earth would be like if it was warmer.

Online text book access:



Students watch video on the Galapagos Islands

 – list 5 animals and the evolutionary changes and  behavioral adaptations that happened to allow these animals to successfully survive in this environment


Finish Galapagos Islands video and their assignment

Review the evolutionary changes and  behavioral adaptations that the various animals underwent

Students finish Ch 13 Sec 1 PP notes that was started before Spring Break – due Wed, 4/6


Turn in Sec 1 PP notes

Read Ch 13 Highlights

Start Ch 13 Sec 1 PP with student notes


Finish Ch 13 Sec 1 PP with student notes

Students do Sec 1 Active Reading ws on their own, then we review

Quiz on Ch 13 Sec 1 on Fri, 4/8


Review Sec 1 in text

Sec 1 Quiz


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