***There will never be an abundance of Homework-I expect all students to study and review 'at least' 15-30 minutes/day. That is to be successful, as a day of learning always appears in every new unit!
Tuesday-9/5...GO TO CH 2!
Thursday-8/31...CW: Critical Writing: 50 pt prompt for 1 Thursday/month...
Jeopardy review...15 min. review for 8 total contestants and class takes notes...Only the strong survive...
HW: Summative Ch 1 test-5oQ = 1`00 pts...If absent-taken on day you return per class policy which is Tuesday...Make-ups always different than original tests...
***Know the quadrants of diagram below for Friday test- it is also in the textbook...
***Pd 6: Babies have 300 bones that fuse into 206 adult bones...for test...

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Friday-9/1...HAPPY SEPTEMBER...
CW: First Summative assessment ch 1..
Pd 1-4...50 Q = 100 pts...
Pd 6...33Q = 100 pts...
HW: always review and check webpage...
This concludes chapter 1...
***Everything from chapter 1 will carry into other chapters so we always incorporate pas and present teachings into future ones...
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Wednesday-8/30...CW: A pop quiz may be administered at any time if students seem unprepared and not reviewing as required...
*** Study for game and watch Jeopardy at 7-7:30 each night for gameplay...if you want to test your knowledge...submit your name and period no later than 5:00 for contestants...
Submit a name and period if you want to play !
We discuss prefixes-roots-suffixes that will be used throughout the course...(on my home page and below doc file)
-ist...at the end of a word = a person...
-logy...at the end of a word = the study of...
ex. Cardio-log-ist = doctor who studies the heart...
ex. Obstetrics: pregnancy and childbirth(part of the OB-GYN)
Know these terms on page 17-19 for test...
***Participation means you volunteer for skills and role modeling, answering questions, or helping with students in the class- that is an important determining factor for grade remediation...
***You must always stay ahead, review text and webpage, and ask questions...
Video from today is below...
***Know these anatomical terms for Friday's test, for sure!
#1, # 8, #9, #18, #19, #21, #24, #32, #36, #37, #44, #47, #50,#51, #52, #54, #60, #63, #76, #81, #95, #96, #130, #135, #141...
YOU HAVE TO KNOW THEM ALL! But for now, we slowly incorporate these terms in your frontal lobe vocabulary...
Be familiar with the following medical specialties on page 17-19 of text...
***You need to know them all...But slowly we incorporate them each chapter...

Below, and to the right,  is a sample of what you should expect on Friday's test...you don't know which terms I will ask so you need to know them all!...Of course, test diagrams will be unlabeled...

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Monday-8/28...CW: We continue with anatomical terms for flashcards...short video on terms...
***Open House is tonight...6:30-8:00...Extra credit for coming with a parent-Please sign in for proof you were there...
HW: Always review ch 1 texbook and webpage....
Below is the review video from today...do the quiz at the end of the video and see what you 'need to know'...


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Tuesday-8/29...CW: Planes of the Body...There are 4 types of 'Planes' that will divide our body into specific regions: ex. R and L side, front and back, top and bottome etc...
1. Coronal(Frontal)
2. Transverse
3. Sagittal(Mid and Para)
4. Oblique
HW: always review daily at least 30 min/day-use this webpage as a major resource with your textbook...

 Label the 3 body planes to the left if you can...

***Remember to know your Right from your Left!

Anatomical Terms
Friday-8/25...CW: There is our 1st pep rally today...no assessments due to pep rally schedule...We will continue with flashcards...Always stay ahead...things happen-illnesses, personal problems so staying ahead will come in handy...
Below is a document we started in most classes of making flashcards...Make the word defintions your own or identical-but study-study-study...Your memory Frontal lobe doesn't develop until age 25...so you have to continuously review...
***Remember: Tutoring most mornings, 5th pd enrichment-no tutoring Friday afternoon...
***4 New Words: Superficial...towards the surface
                                   Deep...below the surface
                                   Proximal...towards the point of attachment(arms and legs, only)
                                   Distal...farther away from point of attachment(arms and legs, only)

***Structure terms not on the list: Costal-Rib
                                                                      Lumbar-lower back
                                                                      Sternal-middle of thorax-sternum = breastbone
***Students...As stated several times in class, Anatomy is extremely rigorous and demanding and it is recommended to study and review at least 30 minutes per day for success in this course. There is no second chance for Honors as you get 0.5 weighted GPA extra to work harder. This webpage is 'mandatory' for your success with the textbook.
You may see me by appt. before school, after school, or 5th pd enrichment with teacher permission if you have a concern, not test redo. Please always talk with me first before you go home and I will try to work to strengthen your skills. The class is very medical-health career based and is not easy...Grades are never to be discussed in e-mails...Accountability rests with the student.
Study groups are recommended before or after school certain days.
Wednesday-8/23...CW: Ws Review from yesterday...
11 Body Systems-Concept Map below used for review of systems...text p. 12-14...
Pop Quiz on Rules and ch 1 to date...
HW: review ch 1 and webpage-
***Honor students: always stay ahead-you will be tested on what you did and will learn...USE THIS PAGE CORRECTLY!
Bring in INDEX CARDS to learn how to properly use Flash cards...
Thursday-8/24...CW: Quiz Make-ups...They are Always different than original to prevent cheating...
Use Index cards to make anatomical term flashcards...you will work in class pairs...
Seating will be adjusted to help differentiate instruction with a strong and weak student to increase comprehension skills...
***Due to Friday's pep rally, there will NOT be a quiz this Friday!
Below is the list we started making Flashcards with...
Systems of the body as we will learn them:Memorize them...
1. Integumentary...skin
2, Skeletal...bones...206
3. Muscular...muscles...600+
4. Nervous(and Senses)...CNS and PNS
5. Endocrine...hormones
6, Cardiovascular...heart and vessels
7. Lymphatic(Immune)...Resistance
8. Digestive,,,Nutrition
9. Respiratory...Breathing
10. Excretory...removal of wastes
11. Reproductive...sex organs


Monday-8/21...CW: Pre-test...to assess your prior body knowledge...25 pts = 30 minutes...All assessments are timed to prepare you for SAT and standards based tests in school...
Then we will start teaching Ch 1 on Levels of Organization...start reviewing text as we go and daily webpage review...It is easy to fall behind...
***All assessments(Formative-current lessons) and Summative(Entire units) will be on Friday, unless there is no school...then the assessments will follow on Monday...
If textbook was not received, you must ask for it today!!
Watch video below for Monday...
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Tuesday-8/22..CW: Absent students- you must make-up
***We start introducing common anatomical terms of location and direction...
Now apply them to the following diagram(text p.9)
HW: start reviewing ch 1...Many forms not turned in...Log into
Remind...the course gets more rigorous EVERY day!
***Pop quiz tomorrow to keep you focused...
***Know these 2 words:
Prone: face down, lying on your belly
Supine: lying on your back
Homeostasis: maintaining equilibrium in your body, such as body temperature...
Metabolism: the sum of all chemical reactions in the body...
You will get graded on spelling as this course can change a structure into a new one if misspelled.

Know these suffixes...
-logy: the study of...ex. histology = study of tissues, physiology= study of hoe body parts function...
-ist: a person...ex. scientist, histologist, physiologist...don't mix them up!

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It is convenient to consider the structures of the body in terms of fundamental levels of organization that increase in complexity: subatomic particles, atoms, molecules, organelles, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems,and organisms.

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anatomical position . The erect position of the body with the face directed forward, the arms at the side, and the palms of the hands facing forward, used as a reference in describing the relation of body parts to one another.
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There are around eight thousand Anatomical Terms to learn in order to understand the Macroscopic and Microscopic structures that comprise the Human Body. This may seem a huge amount, but many ‘names’ are used in everyday language such as ‘brain’, ‘forearm’, ‘ear’ etc.

Depending on where you go to university or college and which language you speak and study in, Anatomy is taught differently. This may be in the order, as in head to toe, superficial structures to deep or regional instead of single structures. The most common terms are in English or Latin nomenclatures. Either way, here are some techniques that will help you memorize this new language:

  1. Organization: when you make a study schedule and allocate time for learning Anatomy Terms, make sure you calculate the approximate time you will need to learn the new words as you go through each new chapter. Start with the first lesson and use the time it took you as an estimate, adjusting the time slot as you go. If you don’t learn the terms properly up front, you will have difficulty understanding the theory and others will have difficulty understanding you!
  2. Visualization: Although everyone has their own way of doing things, the first time you see a particular area of the body, be it on a Cadaver or in an Anatomy Atlas, you need to get your bearings; take a look for long enough so that you can visualize the area in your head. Even if you go to practicals, it is a good idea to go over what you learned at home, both before and after, to make sure you go in prepared to follow the instructor and to solidify your knowledge and ensure your understanding after.
  3. Memorization: Using your Anatomy textbook or Mr. Katz's suggestions, either online or in print, start with the larger structures and then when you feel you know them go onto the smaller ones. Do this several times and then move on once you have tested yourself. Here are some techniques that will make learning each to words quicker and easier.
    • Link the word to the structure by creating a mental picture
    • Find the meaning of the word (which is usually Latin or Greek) using prefixes,roots, and suffixes.
    • Break the word down and make it recognizable for yourself using class mnemonic tips ...
    • Create your own abbreviations, songs, poems, acronyms etc. Basically if it works for you, it works!
    • Write the words out as your learn them, this will help with memorization and with spelling!
    • Use flashcards, either in print, online or homemade, so you can remember and examine yourself!
  4. Examination: Give yourself a little exam once you have memorized the words. Take a small scrap of paper or a post it note and cover the labels. If you can’t remember some of the words go back and repeat the steps from ‘Memorization’. Use family and/or friends for support with this!

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Thursday-8/17...CW: Rules summarized again...we begin introducing you to Anatomy and Physiology...Your body is the only thing you always take with you-so we will teach it to you inside and out...
HW: Supplies, Syllabus signed and Lab Safety Contract due no later than tomorrow...FOR a GRADE!~
Friday-8/18...CW: 1st pd...Fire drill...
4th pd...Tornado and Code red drills...
2nd pd.../Soph boys meeting and 3rd pd. Soph girls...
We will start our ch 1 and textbooks will start to be issued...
"Make-up is the students' responsibility...
Great 1st week!!Remember...this class is interactive...Participation is an integral part of this course for a grade...
Tuesday-8/15...CW: Welcome to my class...Today we discuss class rules, rituals, and routines...
Sr. meeting in pds 2 and 3...tomorrow...
Syllabus discussed... 
HW: Syllabus  to be signed by this Friday...for class grade grade...
Try to obtain supplies requested for class...looseleaf binder and highlighter used daily...
Wednesday-8/16...CW: Planner review...Rules, cont'd...
Sr meeting pds 2 boys and Pd 3 girls...
HW: Syllabus  signed by Friday...try to get all class supplies...
Anatomy-know the definition...
Physiology-define it...Don't mix them up!!
If you haven't looked at my Quizlet link on my home page, it is free...find me on there...Many review questions are put there by me and there are games to help you with memorization...
Great job staying ahead with Syllabus sheet and Remind...Try to have your supplies by tomorrow...

"To those students who print out my Lab Safety Contract-have it signed and bring it to class tomorrow...you will earn 2 points!
Below is a concept map of the human body. All the diagrams I give you will be different and some will be missing words: this is so you can always 'inquire' and add more to your diagrams...The LYMPHATIC and RESPIRATORY  systems are missing!
Ipsilateral = same  side, Contralateral = opposite side, unilateral = 1 side, bilateral = 2 equal sides.
Sagittal = side, parasaggital = unequal side, midsaggital = right down the middle for 2 equal sides (bilateral).
Spinal Cavity = Vertebral cavity


Anatomy & Physiology Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

Start learning to memorize the entire list below!


 1.   a-   without or absence of: (asepsis, avascular tissue)

    2.   ab-   away from: (abduction)

    3.   acro- top or end: (acromion process)

    4.   ad-  to or towards: (adduction, adductor muscle)

    5.   –algia  pain: (neuralgia)

    6.   ambi-  both: (ambidexterous)

    7.   an-   without: (anaerobic respiration)

    8.   ante-  before, in front of: (antecerebellar)

    9.   anti-   against: (antibacterial, antibiotic, antidepressant)

    10. append-   to hang something: (appendicular-appendix)

    11. -ase enzyme: (amylase, lipase, carboxypeptidase)

    12. aud- hear: (auditory)

    13. auto- self: (autoimmune disorder)

    14. bi-   two: (bicuspid valve, bipolar disorder, bisexual)

    15. -blast   budding: (osteoblasts, blastocyst)

    16.  brady-   slow: (bradycardia)

    17.  carcin   cancer: (carcinoma, carcinogen)

    18.  cardi   heart: (pericardium, cardiac)

    19.  carp   wrist: (carpals)

    20.  -centesis   surgical puncture :(amniocentesis, thoracentesis)

    21. cephal- head: (cephalic artery)

    22. -cidal   killing : (gemacidal)

    23. -clast   broken: (osteoclasts)

    24. contra-   against: (contraceptive device, contralateral)

    25. corpus – body: (corpus callosum)

    26. cut-   skin: (subcutaneous)

    27. cyst-   bladder : (cystoscopy)

    28. cyto-   cell: (cytology)

    29. -cyte  cell: (osteocyte, leukocyte, erythrocyte)

    30.  dendr-   tree: (dendrite)

    31.  dent-  tooth: (dentist, dentition)

    32. derm-   skin: (dermis)

    33. di-   two: (disaccharide)

    34. diastol-   dilation: (diastole, diastolic)))

    35. ecto-   outside: (ectopic pregnancy)

    36. -ectomy   excision or surgical removal: (appendectomy, hysterectomy

    37. -emia   blood condition, something in the blood: (hypercholesterolemia)

    38. endo-  within: (endoplasmic reticulum, endoderm)

    39. epi-    upon: (epithelial tissue, epicardium, epidermal)

    40. erythr-   red: (erythrocyte)

    41. exo-   outside: (exocrine gland, exoskeleton)

    42. extra-    outside: (extracellular)

    43. flex- bend: (flexors)

    44. gastr-   stomach: (gastric gland, gastroscopy)

    45. -gram   something written: (echocardiogram)

    46. gust- taste (gustatory nerve)

    47. hema-  blood: (hematoma)

    48. hepat-  liver: (hepatic duct, hepatitis, hepatocyte)

    49. homeo-   same: (homeostasis)

    50. hydr-   water: (hydrostatic pressure, hydrocephaly)

    51. hyper-   above: (hypertonic)

    52. hypo-    below: (hypotonic)

    53. hyster-   uterus: (hysterectomy)

    54. -ia   condition of diseased or abnormal state: (ischemia)

    55. infra-  under; below: (infraorbital foramen)

    56. inter-    between: (interphase, intercostal muscle)

    57. intra-   inside: (intramembranous ossification, intracellular fluid)

    58. -ism   state of: (hyperthyroidism)

    59. iso-    equal: (isotonic, isometric)

    60. -itis    inflammation:  (myocarditis)

    61. lact-   milk: (lactation)

    62. leuko-  white: (leukocyte)

    63. -logy   study of: (physiology, biology)

    64. macro-   large: (macrobiotic, macrocephaly, macrophage)

    65. mal-   bad: (malformation, malady)

    66. -mania   madness or insane desire: (egomania)

    67. -megaly   enlargement: (acromegaly)

    68. meso-    middle: (mesoderm)

    69. meta-  after: (metacentric chromosome, metacarpals)

    70. micro-   small: (microbiology, microvilli)

 71. mono-  one: (monosaccharide)

    72. morph-   shape or form: (polymorhic neutrophils)

    73. multi-    many: (multifactorial, multinucleate cells)

    74. myo-   muscle: (myofibril, myoglobin)

    75. necr-   death: (necrotic tissue)

    76. neo-   new: (neonatal)

    77. nephr-   kidney: (nephron)

    78. neur-   nerve: (neuron, neurohypophysis)

    79. ocul- eye: (ocular nerve)

    80. olfact-   to smell: (olfactory bulbs)

    81. -ologist   one who studies and practices: (cardiologist, gynecologist)

    82. -oma   tumor or swelling: (carcinoma)

    83. -opia   vision: (myopia)

    84. -opsy   to view: (autopsy)

    85.  opthalm- eye: (ophthalmologist)

    86. -orrhea   flow excessive discharge: (amenorrhea, gonorrhea)

    87. ortho- correct: (orthopedics)

    88. -osis   abnormal increase in production: (leukocytosis)

    89. oss-   bone: (osseous tissue)

    90. oste-   bone: (osteoblasts)

    91. -ostomy   creation of an artificial opening: (ileostomy)

    92. -otomy    cut into or incision:  (appendectomy)

    93. -oxia   oxygen: (anoxia)

    94. palp- feel or touch: (palpate)

    95. para-  beside: (parathyroid glands)

    96. patho-  disease: (pathogen, pathology,pathophysiology)

    97. -pathy  disease: (cardiomyopathy)

    98. pector-  chest: (pectoralis major)

    99. pedi- child: (pediatrician)

    100.           ped- foot: (pedicle)

    101.           peri-   surrounding: (pericardial, perianal, periaortic)

    102.           phleb-   vein: (phlebitis, phlebotomy)

    103.           phys- nature: (physician)

    104.           plasm- substance: (cytoplasm)

    105.           pleur-  rib: (pleural membrane, pleural fluid)

    106.           pneum- breath: (pneumonia)

    107.           pod-   foot: (podiatrist)

    108.           poly-   many: (polyunsaturated, polydactyly)

    109.           post-  after: (posttraumatic stress, postnasal drip)

    110.           pre-   before: (premature, prenatal)

    111.           proct-  rectum: (proctological exam, proctologist)

    112.           pseudo-    false: (pseudostratified epithelium, pseudodementia)

    113.           psych-   mind: (psychiatrist)

    114.           pylor-   gatekeeper: (pyloric sphincter)

    115.           ren–  kidney: (renal failure, renin)

    116.           retro-   back or behind: (retro-virus, retrosternal)

    117.           rhea- flow or gush: (amenorrhea, galactorrhea)

    118.           sacchar-   sugar: (monosaccharides)

    119.           sarco-  flesh: (sarcoplasm, sarcolemma)

    120.           -sclerosis   hardening: (multiple sclerosis)

    121.           -scope   instrument used for visual examination: (gastroscope)

    122.           –scopy   visual examination: (colonoscopy)

    123.           semi-  half: (semilunar valves, semicircular canal)

    124.           -sepsis   infection: (urosepsis)

    125.           sept – poison, from rot: (septic, septicemia)

    126.           somat–   body: (somatic cells)

    127.           -spasm   sudden involuntary muscle contraction: (muscle spasm)

    128.           stasis-   standing still: (homeostasis)

    129.           sub-   under or below: (subarachnoid space, subclavian artery)

    130.           super-   over or above: (superior vena cava)

    131.           tachy-  rapid: (tachycardia)

    132.           tact- touch: (tactile)

    133.    tensive- pressure (hypertensive)

    134.           tetra-   four: (tetracycline, tetraiodothyronine)

    135.    thorac(o)- chest (thorax)

    136.           -tomy   cutting: (anatomy, appendectomy)

    137.           tox- poison: (toxicology)

    138.           trans-   through, across, beyond: (transfusion, transmission)

    139.           tri-    three: (triglyceride, triiodothyronine)

    140.           uni-    one: (unipolar neurons)

    141.           ventr-  belly or stomach: (ventricle, ventral view)

142.           vill-   hair: (villi, microvilli)