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Ms Nelson

Email: 
cnelson@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-528-6499 ext 30872
Classes Taught: 
Biology II: Anatomy and Physiology, and Bio II: Ecology
Period 1 Lancer Academy
Period 2 Bio II:  Anatomy & Physiology
Period 3 Bio II:  Anatomy & Physiology
Period 4 Bio II:  Ecology
Period 5 Bio II:  Ecology
Period 6 Planning
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 March 6, 2017

 

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.

 

Third 9 week test on Monday 3/13 on Chapter 6.1 & 6.2

 

Online text book access:  www.mhhe.com/longenbaker8

Monday

Finish 6.2 PP with student notes on the different types of vertebrae, the vertebral column & thoracic cage

Review Coloring Workbook on the Vertebral Column ws with students

Tuesday

Review Lab Practical Test with students

Finish CW Vertebral Column ws

Introduce Lab Exercise 7 on Vertebral  Column & Thoracic Cage

Wednesday

Read over LE 7 & go over the Pre-Lab questions & Critical Thinking Activity

Explain Lab Assessment 7  activities – students then go around the classroom identifying the bones & their features & how they function together

Thursday

Lab Assessment 7  activities – students then go around the classroom identifying the bones & their features & how they function together

Students work on the LA 7 ws

LA 7 ws due Friday, 3/10

Friday

Finish reviewing for the 9 week test on Mon, 3/13 by –

Short Quiz on the different types of vertebrae, the vertebral column & thoracic cage

Review quiz then review LA 7 answers

Go over the Content Checkup questions for 6.1 & 6.2 in the book

 

Ecology:  Chapter 10: Biodiversity – Objectives:

Sec 1 What is biodiversity? – Describe the diversity of species types on Earth.  List and describe 3 levels of biodiversity.

Explain why biodiversity is important to ecosystem and humans. 

Sec 2  Biodiversity at Risk – Differentiate between and give examples of endangered and threatened species.  Describe how species are being threatened with global extinction.  List the 25 biodiversity hotspots.  Compare the amount of biodiversity in the US to that of the rest of the world.

Sec 3  The Future of biodiversity – List and describe 4 types of efforts to save individual species.  Explain the advantages of protecting entire ecosystems rather than individual species.  Describe the main provisions of the Endangered Species Act.  Describe 3 examples of world-wide cooperative efforts to prevent extinctions.

 

Third 9 week test on Monday 3/13 on Chapters 8 & 10

 

Online text book access:  www.nexuslearning.net/books/Holt_Env_Science/

 

Monday

Finish Ch 10 Sec 3 PP with student notes

Review Sec 3 in book with students

Sec 3 quiz on Tues, 3/7

Ch 10 test on Thurs, 3/9

Tuesday

Students work on Ch 10 Concept Review ws – then review in class

Students take quiz on Sec 3

Students work on Ch 10 test A ws – then review in class

Wednesday

Review all 3 Section quizzes for Ch 10

Students work on Ch 10 test B ws – then review in class

Discuss EOC questions, p. 259 1 - 15

Thursday

 Ch 10 test

Students work on Ch 8 test A & B worksheets when finish Ch 10 test

Friday

Finish reviewing for the 9 week test on Mon, 3/13 by –

Going over the Ch 10 test

Reviewing the Ch 8 test A & B worksheets

 

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