Honors Anatomy Syllabus - Temescal Canyon High School

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Course Requirments and Procedures
Temescal Canyon High School
Mr. Sands
Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology
Textbooks: Holes Human Anatomy / Physiogy11th edition, David Shier, Jackie Butler, Ricki Lewis, 2007.
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology- 4th
edition, John W. Hole Jr, 1992, and accompanying lab manuals.
Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology - 3rd edition, Fredrick H. Martini,
1995, and accompanying lab manuals.
Prerequisites: Completion of Environmental Science and Biology with a grade of C or
better, completion of Algebra 1 with a grade of C or better. Chemistry is highly
recommended.
Course Descriptions: Human Anatomy and Physiology is a demanding laboratory course
designed to promote understanding of the structure and function of the human body and its
response to environmental stimuli. This course expands the biological principles covered in
the Integrated Science, Biology, and Chemistry courses. It is especially programmed for
those who intend to pursue careers in the rapidly expanding medical and health care related
fields. Emphasis will be placed on the application of medical terminology and technology.
Dissections, biochemical and biophysical laboratory exercises offer opportunities to develop
those talents necessary to perform in the health care field. Open ended questioning in the
area of bio-ethics will prepare the student for the psychological demands of health care
related employment.
Major student activities:
Laboratory experiments
Article Summaries
Class Discussion
Required materials for class
1.
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4.
Interactive Science Notebook
pencil/ pen
colored pencils
calculator
Oral/ small group presentations
Group projects
Research Projects
Grading system: The following breakdown is an estimate of each assignment’s weight on
the overall grade.
Tests and quizzes
Labs
Homework
projects
70%
20%
5%
5%
The final grade will be based on the scale below. I do not give special extra credit for those who
fall short so do not ask.
A
B
C
D
F
90%
80%
70%
63%
below 63%
Participation
This is a major part of this class and your final grade. Your participation grade is
based on :
1. Attendance
2. Competion of all assignments
3. class discussion
4. group work
Pass policy
Each student has 2 restroom passes to be used throughout the semester.
(So use them wisely)
How to be successful in Mr. Sands’ class:
1. GIVE 100% EFFORT ON EVERYTHING YOU DO.
2. BE PREPARED AND ATTENTIVE IN CLASS. (assigned reading is mandatory
so you can participate in classroom discussion)
3. USE CLASS TIME WISELY.
4. DON’T FALL BEHIND ON THE READING
5. ASK QUESTIONS!!!!!! Don’t be afraid to ask questions. I can assure you that
half the class is wondering the same thing.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
“All Rights Reserved”
Mr. Sands
1. Every student has the right to explore the fun and exciting world of
anatomy in a pleasant environment.
2. Every student has the right to their opinion and there is an
appropriate time and place for their expression.
3. No Student has the right to infringe upon any other student's
rights.
4. Mr. Sands has the right to provide information and activities
without distractions.
In order to protect the rights of student and teacher, the following practices will be implemented:
1. Be
on time: this is defined as in your seat and ready to work when the tardy bell
finishes ringing.
2. Be
prepared: Bring all necessary materials EVERY DAY including, but not
limited to; textbook, paper, writing utensils, lab-book, homework assignments.
3. Be
respectful: Talk at the appropriate times. Respect your fellow students as well
as the teacher. Respect people's property: Do not touch things that don't belong to you.
Return all borrowed property. (In other words, treat others as you wish to be treated.)
4. Follow Directions: the first time given.
5. Be a Participant: Take part in all in class activities.
This includes labs, projects,
and homework. A zero on any assignment is treated as “defiance of authority” and
will be dealt with accordingly.

WARNING* the infamous ZORRO has been known to roam the halls of the
science building when he is not out saving the world from injustice. He has
in the past, made his presence known in my classroom by leaving his mark
(usually around the forehead or back of the neck region) on unsuspecting
students who have fallen asleep in my class. I have tried to put a stop to
this but he insists that sleeping in class is too great an injustice to be left
alone. So ……………..consider yourself warned
Consequences of inappropriate behaviors.
First Offense
Warning: One warning either verbal or written on the board. (Student will be requested to desist the
behavior.)
* Students have three free tardies each semester (use them wisely)
Second offense
Action: Table Duty or 30 min detention.
Third offense
Action: Detention 60 minutes,to be served before or after school at the detention center. Defiance of
authority is an automatic 90 minute minimum detention. If detention not served, all day BIC will be
assigned and points will be taken off their participation grade.
*Repeat Offenses Action: Referral to the office. The penalties are at the discretion of the teacher. **If 2 hours of
detention have been assigned, a referral will be sent and the parents will be notified.
Behavioral Expectations:
1. All Electronic Devices are to be turned off and put away before entering
class. If I see it I take it for 24 hours.
2. No plagiarism or Cheating
3. No food or drinks (except H 2O) in the classroom.
4. Inappropriate Language is not acceptable or tolerated.
5. Dress Code Policies are followed at all times.
C l a s s r o o m
P r o c e d u r e s
1. All students are to enter the classroom and begin copying down the days agenda
in the table of contents section of their Interactive Science notebook.
2. “Kickoff” questions will be on the board to be answered within the first 5
minutes of class also. These questions will be a review of what was learned the
day before and will be answered in the Kickoff section of the Interactive Science
Notebook.
3. Proper headings must be on all assignments. It consists of name, date, group
(if applicable). 1 point will be deducted for each missing item. No assignment will
be accepted without a name and period. ** Assignments that are turned in digitally
must still have proper heading**.
4. All homework assignments will be due at the beginning of class in the A.D.T.
(Assignment Due Tray) unless instructed otherwise.
5. All returned assignments must be kept in the “Assignments” section of the
Interactive Science Notebook until the end of the unit.
6.. Late Work: Late work is defined as work not turned in during the administrative
period on the due date unless a "Late Homework Pass" is turned in with the assignment.
NO LATE HOMEWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A CURRENT RENN CARD. ALL
LATE PROJECTS DROP ONE LETTER GRADE FOR EACH DAY THEY ARE LATE. An
approved absence is no excuse for a late project. Fascinates
7. Makeup Work will only be allowed with an excused absence. If a student is
absent for and extended period of time, it is their responsibility to set up a makeup work schedule with Mr. Sands.
8. Labs and dissections are a major part of the course. No credit will be given
unless the student demonstrates competency by passing the lab exams.
9. Assignments will include a variety of individual and group projects. A default on
a group project affects all members. It is the group member’s responsibility to
inform Mr. Sands if a member fails to complete their share of the assigned tasks.
Mr. Sands reserves the right to take punitive measures against any group member
who fails to complete their share of the group work.
10. Missing Assignments
Completion of all assignments is required. No “A” will be earned if the person is
missing an assignment.
11.Attendance and Tardy policies apply according to your student handbook.
12. The teacher dismisses the class, not the bell.
The Interactive Science Notebook
Materials
3-ring binder
dividers
notebook paper
Organization
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
divider
divider
divider
divider
divider
divider
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Table of Contents (daily agenda)
Kickoff questions
Notes
Assignments
Labs
Clinical Apps
* Notebooks will be checked for organization and completion of all assignments
throughout the year*
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I have read the above policies and procedures for Mr. Sands’ class and I understand and agree to abide by them.
Student signature _____________________
Student name (print please) __________________
I have read the above policies and procedures for Mr. Sands’ class and I agree to help my student abide by them.
Parent or guardian signature ______________________
I consent to having my student’s image on the class web page or class movies.
_______________________________________________
. I do not consent to having my student’s image on the class web page or class movies
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