Agenda and Homework

May 17

How your digestive system works? Ted-Ed video

Good information about how your digestive system works

Website that reviews A LOT of diets

Piktochart website with templates to make infographic

Summative Project due Tuesday, May 29


May 15

Mary Roach article to read and answer questions below in notebook

Questions | For reading comprehension and discussion: Write answers in NOTEBOOK

  1. What is the purpose of the study in which Ms. Roach was asked to chew small silicone cubes? What have scientists learned from this study?
  2. What is a bolus? Why are scientists like Dr. Van der Bilt studying the process of bolus formation?
  3. What, at the cellular level, makes foods like apples and carrots crunchy? Why, according to Ms. Roach, do crisp, crunchy foods appeal to us?
  4. Of the researchers, Ms. Roach writes, “Their findings have opened up new insights into quite a few things that most of us do every day but would rather not think about.” What are some of the things we “would rather not think about?”
  5. Are you interested in reading this book, now that you have read this excerpt? Why or why not?


1. Revisit drugs in the synapse (go here if you missed Mouse Party and complete this assignment)

2. SciShow Science of Addiction video

3. Act out synaptic transmission with drugs added in

If you are still confused about synaptic transmission, watch this video

***Summative Quiz on Tuesday, practice quiz here (we will go over it before quiz on Tuesday)


May 1

Nervous System Summative Quiz - email me if you were absent!

General Neuron Structure assignment

1. Go here  and read the text/images

2. In your notebook, answer the question, "What is a neuron?" in your own words

3. Go here and do the activity and take notes on the function of these cell parts (in your notebook): cell body, dendrite, axon terminal, nucleus, myelin sheath, axon

4. Describe how two neurons connect.  Use a diagram as part of your explanation, if you like.

5. Summarize what you have learned about neurons.


April 26

Review Reflex Arc and Brain Anatomy

For QUIZ: review sheet answer key, answer key back page


April 12


Brain Dissection Handout and Picture Guide


The Unfixed Brain video


Homework: Finish 4 labeled diagrams from the lab


 April 10


Music and the Brain Activity


Amusia video




Tuesday, March 20

Heart dissection (dissection post lab questions here - DUE as homework)

***Homework: Study for summative quiz

If you are unable to take the quiz on Thursday for any reason, you NEED to communicate your reason for EXCUSED absence and make up the quiz on Friday 

Unit Summative Study Resources: 

Heart Anatomy quiz:

Heart diagram to label; answer key


How Blood Pressure Works video 

How the Heart Actually Pumps Blood video

Thursday, March 9


  1. Entry - label the heart diagram
  2. Cardiac cycle review and notes
  3. New lab equipment

Tuesday, March 6


  1. Entry - Name the 4 chambers of the heart
  2. Direct instruction w/notes
  3. Measure pulse w/a partner
  4. Cardiac Cycle: animation at

Tuesday, February 20


  1. Blood drive assignment check in (due Thursday!)
  2. Blood clotting overview and video
  3. Blood summative quiz review and practice

***Homework: Study for your summative blood quiz, complete the blood drive assignment

How Does Blood Clot?



 Then, do the reading....


Read all of it – words and diagrams!


Pay attention to words in bold letters


Highlight and annotate the text 


Take notes in your notebook:
















Tuesday, February 13


  1. Reflect on trip
  2. Discuss blood drive and assignment (minor parental consent for blood donation here)

***Homework: Blood type worksheet practice, bring back your signed permission slip for blood typing lab

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Cascade Regional Blood Center visit

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


  1. Entry - why is blood type important?
  2. Review and clarify blood types What are Blood Types? Video
  3. Blood typing game  The Blood Typing Game
  4. Blood type genetics 


 1. Apply to TCC ASAP - click the "Start Here - Apply" button on the left side of the page 

 2. Send an updated unofficial transcript to

 3. Enroll in classes: Approximately 48 hours after submitting your application, you will receive an email with your ctcLink student ID #.  You can now login and select your classes.

 Helpful documents: Letter to FamiliesStudent HandbookPayment - how to


 Applications open until March 2.  


 Location:  220 South I Street.  Meet in the front lobby ON TIME!

 Time:  Thursday, February 8

 Period 6 @ 10:10 – 11:10

 Period 7 @ 12:30 – 1:30

 Period 8 @ 2:15 – 3:15 

 **You must wear close-toed shoes in the facility***

 Travel by bus: Route 1 Pacific Ave/6th Ave – DWTN/TCC

 Arrive @ 6th Ave and I St.  Walk 5 min. down I St. to CBRS.  It will be on the left side of the street, facing the park. 




Thursday, February 1


  1. Entry task - share blood type data
  2. Field trip intro and info
  3. Blood components notes
  4. Blood Typing lab 

Tuesday, January 30


  1. Student Survey
  2. Community Building game
  3. Norms Review
  4. KWL chart in NB
  5. Radiolab Blood podcast 

Thursday, December 7


  1. Review muscle diagram
  2. Build a muscle activity 

***Homework: Brainstorming, begin project 

Tuesday, December 5


  1. Entry - chicken wing labels
  2. Wing demo
  3. Muscle anatomy 
  4. Skeletal-muscular project

***Homework: complete muscle anatomy diagram, read over project and begin brainstorming 

Thursday, November 31


  1. Entry - study for skeleton test
  2. Skeleton summative
  3. Chicken wing dissection 

Tuesday, November 29


  1. Entry - New seats and pass back test
  2. Re-watch biology of skin color video and re-test
  3. Finish Articulations POGIL 

***Homework: Study for skeletal system summative on Thursday

Use bone diagram here to quiz yourself, answer key here

Also, use Anatomy Arcade Bones 

Thursday, November 16

Learning Target: Continue to practice bones of the skeletal system and identify types of articulations in the body. 


  1. Entry - grade your skeleton lab, check for correct answers here
  2. Practice Anatomy Arcade Whack-a-bone
  3. Articulations POGIL

***Homework: continue to study bones and articulations, plan for a summative quiz on Thursday, November 30

Tuesday, November 14

Learning Target: To identify the cranial and facial bones and the major bones of the axial and appendicular skeleton.


  1. Entry - with a partner, point to and name as many bones as you can
  2. Skeleton System Lab (Lab Handout, Diagram)
  3. PPT of bone classification 

***Homework: Complete your skeletal system diagram labels and coloring


Thursday, November 9

Unit 2 Summative Test 


Tuesday, November 7

Learning Target: Practice and improve current knowledge of the integument.

  1. Look over your unit 2 review
  2. Practice tissue identification with Quiz 1 (answers)
  3. Practice tissue identification with Histology Zoomer (answers)
  4. Anatomy of skin color questions
  5. Integumentary system anatomy

November 2

Learning Target: Identify the 8 types of epithelial tissue in a photomicrograph and on a microscope slide

 1. Entry - Skin Cancer Curation Project turn-in and reflection 

2. Notecard check

3. Create Dichotomous Key - video to help here

4. Practice using Dichotomous Key

Quiz #1

Homework: Complete Dichotomous Key - practice using it on Quiz 1




October 31


Learning Target: Identify the 8 types of epithelial tissue 


1. Entry - skin cancer questions


2. Epithelial Tissue Histology POGIL


3. Create notecards of 8 tissue types


Homework: finish making and labeling notecards


Complete Skin Cancer Curation Project - due Thursday, Nov. 2


October 24


1. Entry - cancer treatment notes and discussion

      PPT from today's class here

2. Skin Cancer Curation Project.  Use elink to create your collection.

      See Abbie's SAMPLE here 

At the end of class, upload your collection to the discussion page of this SWIFT site

Thursday, October 19


  1. Entry - Finish Biology of skin color video
  2. Intro to cancer
  3. Hallmarks of cancer cells video series  w/notes
  4. How Cancer Cells Behave Differently video

***Homework: Re-watch video, take notes on 3 treatment types and how they affect cancer cells vs. how they affect normal cells

Tuesday, October 17


  1. Entry - return test, reflect on grade
  2. Go over new grading policy (syllabus addendum)
  3. Discuss re-take opportunities for test ***
  4. Finish Integumentary POGIL
  5. Video - How we get our skin color
  6. Video - Biology of skin color

***Homework - finish video, sign up for re-take by Thursday if you wish to re-take test

Thursday, October 12


  1. Entry - what function does the integumentary system serve?
  2. Integumentary system POGIL

Tuesday, October 10



  1. Entry - remaining questions on Unit 1
  2. Unit 1 Summative Assessment
  3. Unit 2 Intro - Integumentary coloring page w/reading 

Thursday, October 5


1.Entry - Simon says

2. Plicker Quiz - planes of reference

 3. Banana dissection!

4. Unit 1 Review

***Homework - study for Unit 1 summative exam on Tuesday, October 10 




Tuesday, October 3


  1. Entry - diabetes discussion
  2. Diabetes videos 1 and 2
  3. Blood sugar regulation feedback loop
  4. Directional terms POGIL
  5. Planes of reference notes and practice with clay people

***Homework: Continue to study Unit 1 vocabulary. Review on Thursday, test on Oct. 10

Thursday, September 28


  1. Entry - Blood sugar regulation homeostasis
  2. Notes to follow-up homework 
  3. Homeostasis theater
  4. Video 
  5. Unit 1 practice quiz 

Tuesday, September 26


  1. Entry 
  2. Homeostasis concept development and notes
  3. Homeostasis group activity
  4. Modeling activity 

***Homework: study for quiz on body systems, homeostasis and levels of organization AND research blood sugar regulation 

Check body systems information table for accuracy here 

Thursday, September 21


  1. Entry - homeostasis intro and comparisons
  2. Finish body systems partner project
  3. Collect notes from posters

***Homework: fill-in any notes that were missing from your poster to share with the class

Tuesday, September 19


  1. Entry - practice Levels of organization
  2. Partner project - Intro body systems

***Homework: finish body system poster before the start of class on Thursday

Thursday, September 14


  1. Entry and learning targets
  2. Notebook set-up
  3. Norms review
  4. Finish POGIL
  5. Start human body systems project

***Homework: Memorize the levels of organization by next class period

Tuesday, September 12


  1. Entry and game
  2. Stations activity for norm setting
  3. Unit 1 Study Guide
  4. Levels of Organization POGIL

Thursday, September 7


  1. Welcome and intros
  2. Syllabus
  3. Holey Cow podcast
  4. Closing discussion