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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 Feb 8, 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.

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:


Start Medical Career Project (test grade) –create a PowerPoint and a poster and give an oral presentation.  Students  will go to the computer lab 4 times, due March 1

Turn in LE and LA 6 worksheets today


Review 6.1 quiz

Review LE 6

Create a chart of the 4 types of bone surface features with definitions and examples from Table 6.1, p103 and LE6, p48 & 49


Finish bone surface features chart.

Lab activity determining what type of bone feature is marked on the various bones. Students identify the different bone features from the bone samples using the 4 classifications. 


Review LA 6

Finish lab activity and turn in answers.


Review lab activity. Students compare the bone features to the correct answers.

Lab Practical Test on 6.1 – Tues, 2/16


Ecology:  Chapter 8: Understanding Populations – Objectives:

Sec 1 How Populations Change in Size – Explain the 3 main properties of a population.  Describe exponential population growth.  Understand how the reproductive behavior of individuals can affect the growth rate of their population. Know how population sizes in nature are regulated.

Sec 2 How Species Interact with Each Other – Know the difference between niche and habitat and give examples.  Explain the 5 major types of species interactions, similarities and differences. Describe how symbiotic relationships may evolve.

Online text book access:



Ch 8 concept review ws – due Tues, 2/9

Poster on the 5 different types of species interactions (quiz grade) – get info from computer lab today, finish putting on poster on Tuesday, due Wed, 2/10

Ch 8 test on Wed, 2/10


Review Ch 8 concept review ws – due today

Finish putting information on Species Interactions poster (quiz grade) – due Wed,2/10


Ch 8 test

Species Interactions poster due (quiz grade)

Ch 10 vocab (13 words) – due Fri, 2/12


Review Ch 8 test

Read Ch 10 Highlights, p258 – discuss new concepts

Students work on Ch 10 vocab


Students work on Ch 10 Sec 1 PP notes – due Mon, 2/15

Students work on Ch 10 Sec 1 Active Reading ws


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