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Anatomy & Physiology

This year I decided we needed some accountability in science.  Science is that class that we seem to always save for last.  Science is extra for us.   I have very inquisitive kids who are always watching a science show of some kind or doing some kind of chemistry experiment in the bathroom sink.  They love science type stuff and seek that knowledge on their own.  For that reason, formal science class for them was gravy.

That is why I thought we should do anatomy and physiology this year as a co-op.  First it forced me to stay on a schedule and actually complete the notebook for science.  Second anatomy is a subject they don’t naturally dive into and they would therefore learn something new.  Lastly it would give my kids an opportunity to build deeper friendships and have something to look forward to each week.  (Also a meaningful reason for them to clean their rooms!!)

This year we used the Apologia Anatomy & Physiology for middle schoolers because I had a 6th & 8th grader. We met once a week for an hour and a half.  Below is the lesson plan we used for our class and all the videos I linked in from you tube.  I want to add that some of the videos refer to an evolutionary worldview.  It is typically in the introduction so I preview the intro and start after the  controversial topic or just tell the kids to ignore that part.  Yes I am a creationist!!  (Gasp!). I believe if you have faith in Jesus, you trust in the Bible, and you believe ALL of it. (Gasp again!) Because honestly, does it really matter (ie. further the gospel, bring about world peace, or end world hunger) to know how old someone thinks a dinosaur bone is?

Lesson Plan

You will need the textbook and notebook to complete the below lesson plan.  You might also need the laboratory kit.

               

Week 1: Intro

Make the Creation Confirmation mini book and discuss the Personal Person project from our notebook.

Homework: Read pages 19-25 in the textbook and complete pages 20-21 and page 24/25 in the notebook.  Begin memorizing the verse.

Week 2  Lesson 1

Review our homework. Watch the above video. Complete the “Try This” activities from pages 19-25 in your textbook.  Make the Cell mini book from your notebook.

Homework: Read page 26-33 and review the questions in the “What Do You Remember?” section at the end of the lesson.  Notebook: pages 18 & 22-23.  Use page 16 to take notes in your notebook.

Week 3 Lesson 1

Review our homework. Watch the above video. Create the foundation of the Personal Person Project.  Complete the Edible Cell Model.  QUIZ: What do you remember on page 19 in your notebook.

Homework: Read pages 37-44.  Use page 29 in your notebook to take notes. Notebook page 34/35 and memorize the verse.

Week 4 Lesson 2

Review our homework. Watch the above video. Try This from pages 37-44. Create the Skeleton Minibook.

Homework: Read page 45-52.  Notebook pages 31-33 . Study the “What do you remember?” questions at the end of the lesson.

Week 5: Lesson 2

Review our homework. Watch the above video. Try This from pages 45-52. Create the of the personal person project. Experiment on page 53. QUIZ: What do you remember? pg 30 in your notebook.

Homework: Read page 55-60.  Use page 40 to take notes in your notebook. Notebook page 46/47 and begin memorizing the verse.

Week 6 Lesson 3

Review our homework. Watch the above video. Try This from pages55-60. Create the Muscle Minibook.

Homework: Read page 61-66.  Notebook pages 43-45 . Study the “What do you remember?” questions at the end of the lesson.

Week 7: Lesson 3

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try This from pages 61-66. Complete the muscle layer of the Personal Person project. Experiment from page 67.  QUIZ: what do you remember page 42.

Homework: Review lessons 1 – 3.  Study for Term 1 Test.  Read pages 69-75.  Use  page 52 in your notebook to take notes. Pages 56-57, & 60/61 of the notebook.

Week 8: Lesson 4

Term 1 Test.  (I pulled various questions from our what do you remember quizzes and created a multiple choice test for the class.). Watch the above video and review our homework. Complete our mini book and project for the lesson. (Instead of a theme park, we created a board game on a half poster board with the shapes of the digestive system as areas on the board.)

Homework: Read pages 76-81.  Crossword on pages 72-73 Study what do you remember questions on page 81.  Complete Digestive comic strip on page 55 of your notebook.

Week 9: Lesson 4

Review our homework.  Watch the above video.  Try This  from pages 76-81. Complete the digestive layer on your personal person project. QUIZ: what do you remember? pg 54 in your notebook.

Homework: Read pages 85-91. Use page 65 to take notes in your notebook.  Notebook pages 72-73 and 76/77.

Week 10: Lesson 5

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this pages 85-91. Use page 67 in your notebook to record try this experiments. Create the Food Pyramid on page 68 of our notebook.  Complete the Nutrition Facts minibook on page 78 in our notebook.

Homework: Read pages.91-98. Complete the Dinner menu on page 69 of the notebook.  Study the “What do You Remember?” questions on page 98 of your textbook.

Week 11: Lesson 5

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this page 91-98. Record on page 80 of your notebook. Experiment from page 99 in the text. Record the results on page 81 of your notebook. QUIZ: What do you Remember page 66.

Homework: Read pages 103-109. Use page 83 in your notebook to take notes. Label the respiratory system on page 82 of your notebook. Complete the copywork on page 88/89.

Week 12: Lesson 6

Review our homework. Watch the above video. (This video has evolutionary views.)  Try This pages 103-109. Complete the Respiratory layer of your personal person.  Complete the  respiratory mini book on page 90 of your notebook.

Homework: Read pages 109-115. Complete the vocabulary crossword on page 86-87.  Study the what do you remember questions on page 116 of your textbook. Write a no smoking speech on page 85 of your notebook. (be prepared to read the speech in class)

Week 13: Lesson 6

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Present our no smoking speeches. Experiments on page 116-117, recorded on page 92 of your notebook.  QUIZ: What do you remember page 84 of your notebook.

Homework: Read page 119 – 124 Use page 93 in your notebook for notes. Scripture copy work page 100/101 Begin memorizing the verse. Blood components diagram on page 96 in your notebook.  Vocabulary crossword on page 98/99 of your notebook.

Week 14: Lesson 7

Term 2 Test.  Lessons 1-6 (I pulled a few questions from the term 1 test from each lesson and added 8-10 questions from our what do you remember quizzes from lessons 4-6 and created a multiple choice test for the class.).

Review our homework.  Watch the above video.  Try this on pages 119-124. Complete the mini book on page 102 in your notebook.

Homework: Read pages 124 – 131. Use page 94 in your notebook for notes. Complete the Apologia of Faith on page 97 of your notebook.

Week 15: Lesson 7

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 124-131 Experiment from page 132 in the text. Record the results on page 104 of your notebook. QUIZ: What do you Remember page 95.

Homework: Read Pages 133-139 Use page 105 in your notebook for notes.Scripture copy work page 110/111 Begin memorizing the verse. Vocabulary crossword on page 112/113 of your notebook.

Week 16: Lesson 8

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 133-139.  Complete the mini book on page 114 in your notebook. Complete the Cardiovascular layer of your personal person.

Homework: Read pages 139-145 Complete pages 107 & 109 in your notebook.

Week 17: Lesson 8

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pagesn 139-145. Experiment from page 147 in the text. Record the results on page 116 of your notebook. QUIZ: What do you Remember page 108.

Homework: Read pages 149-154 Use page 117 in your notebook for notes.Scripture copy work page 122/123 Begin memorizing the verse.Vocabulary crossword on page 124-126 of your notebook.

Week 18: Lesson 9

Review our homework.  Watch the above videos. Try this on pages 149-154.  Complete the mini book on page 129 in your notebook. Complete the Nervous System layer of your personal person.

Homework: Read pages 154-159. Complete pages 120-121 in your notebook.

Week 19: Lesson 9

Review our homework.  Watch the above videos. Try this on pages 154-159. Experiment from page 160 in the text. Record the results on page 128 of your notebook. QUIZ: What do you Remember page 119.

Homework: Read pages 161-165 Use page 130 in your notebook for notes.Scripture copy work page 136/137 Begin memorizing the verse.Vocabulary crossword on page 135 of your notebook.

Week 20: Lesson 10

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 161-165.  Complete the mini book on page 138 in your notebook.

Homework: Read pages 166-171. Complete pages 132-134 in your notebook.

Week 21: Lesson 10

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 166-171. Experiment from page 172 in the text. Record the results on page 140 of your notebook. QUIZ: What do you Remember page 131.

Homework: Read pages 175-183 Use page 141 in your notebook for notes.Scripture copy work page 148/149 Begin memorizing the verse.Vocabulary crossword on page 144-147 of your notebook.

Week 22: Lesson 11

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 175-183.  Complete the mini book on page 150 in your notebook.

Homework: Read pages 183-191. Complete page 143 in your notebook.

Week 23: Lesson 11

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 183-191. Experiment from page 192 in the text. Record the results on page 152 of your notebook. QUIZ: What do you Remember page 142.

Homework: Read pages 195-201 Use page 153 in your notebook for notes.Scripture copy work page 162/163 Begin memorizing the verse.Vocabulary crossword on page 164/165 of your notebook.

Week 24: Lesson 12

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 195-201.  Complete the mini book on page 166 in your notebook.

Homework: Read pages 202-209. Complete pages 156-157 in your notebook.

Week 25: Lesson 12

Term 3 Test

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 202-209. Experiment from page 211/212 in the text. Use page 159 of your notebook for the project on page 211. Record the results on page 168/169 of your notebook for the experiment on page 212. QUIZ: What do you Remember page 155.

Homework: Read pages 215-222 Use page 170 in your notebook for notes.Scripture copy work page 174/175 Begin memorizing the verse.Vocabulary crossword on page 176-179 of your notebook.

Week 26: Lesson 13

Term 4 Test.  Lessons 1-12 (I pulled a few questions from the term 3 test from each lesson and added 8-10 questions from our what do you remember quizzes from lessons 10-12 and created a multiple choice test for the class.).

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 215-222.  Complete the mini book on page 180 in your notebook.

Homework: Read pages 223-227. Complete page 172 in your notebook.

Week 27: Lesson 13

Review our homework.  Watch the above videos. Try this on pages 223-227. Experiment from page 228 in the text. Record the results on page 182/183 of your notebook. QUIZ: What do you Remember page 171.

Homework: Read pages 231-240 Use page 184 in your notebook for notes.Scripture copy work page 188/189 Begin memorizing the verse.Vocabulary crossword on page 190/191 of your notebook.

Week 28: Lesson 14

Review our homework.  Watch the above video. Try this on pages 231-240.  Complete the mini book on page 192 in your notebook.

Homework: Read pages 240-248. Complete pages 186-187 in your notebook.

Week 29: Lesson 14

Review our homework.   Try this on pages 240-248. Experiment from page 250 in the text. Record the results on page 194 of your notebook. QUIZ: What do you Remember page 185.  Get together any materials that need to go home with students.  When they arrive next week all they will need is a pencil for  their final exam.

Week 30

Final Exam (I pulled a few questions from lessons 1-12 and added 8-10 questions from our what do you remember quizzes from lessons 13-14 and created a multiple choice test for the class.). Prepare a certificate of completion and distribute to each child along with a copy of their progress report or transcript.

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