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The anatomy and physiology of animals illustrate the complementary nature of structure and function.  Physical principles underlie biological structures and functions.


Human Body Systems
The anatomy and physiology of animals illustrate the complementary nature of structure and function.
Human Body Systems Sketches  PDF
BrainPOP: Body Systems
Human Body Systems Sketches PDF

Brain Rules

Organ systems function because of the contributions of individual organs, tissues, and cells. The failure of any part can affect the entire system. Bill Nye Video on Skin (1/3  2/3  3/3 ) PDF
Skeletal-Muscular System  
Bones and muscles work together to provide a structural framework for movement.  
Skeletal System  PPT PDF Notes
Muscles PPT PDF Notes
 
BrainPOP: Skeletal System
Bones Internet Article PDF
Edible Skeleton PDF
Skeleton Worksheet PDF
Bone Density Lab PDF
Chicken Wing Dissection PDF
Human & Avian Comparison Directions PDF
Human & Avian Skeletons PDF

BrainPOP: Muscles
Kids Health Muscles Internet Movie  PDF
3 Muscle Drawings (MicroViewer) PDF
Muscle Map PDF

Joints in the body (wrist, shoulder, thigh) can be compared with structures used in machines and simple devices (hinge, ball-and-socket, and sliding joints).

 
Joints  PPT PDF Notes
 
BrainPOP: Joints
Types of Human Joints PDF

Levers  

Levers confer mechanical advantage.

 
Forces & Simple Machines  PPT PDF Notes
Levers  PPT PDF Notes
 
BrainPOP: Levers
Levers in the Human Body PDF
Sorting Levers Activity PDF
The application of mechanical advantage applies to the musculoskeletal system.   Human Body as a Machine  PPT PDF Notes

Cardiopulmonary System
Contractions of the heart generate blood pressure and heart valves prevent back flow of blood in the circulatory system.
Heart  PPT   PDF    Notes
Blood Vessels  PPT   PDF    Notes
Blood PPT   PDF    Notes
BrainPOP: Circulatory System
Maintaining a Healthy Heart Video Clip
BrainPOP: Fitness
BrainPOP: Nutrition
BrainPOP: Heart
Who's Got the Beat Lab PDF
BrainPOP: Blood Pressure
The Pressure's On Lab PDF
BrainPOP: Blood
BrainPOP: Blood Type
Blood Type Lab PDF
Sheep Heart Dissection PDF
Organ systems function because of the contributions of individual organs, tissues, and cells. The failure of any part can affect the entire system.
Breathing & Respiration  PPT   PDF    Notes
BrainPOP: Respiratory System

Vision and Hearing  

The anatomy and physiology of animals illustrate the complementary nature of structure and function.

  The Nervous System  PPT PDF  Notes
BrainPOP: Brain
BrainPOP: Nervous System
Brain Diagram PDF
What Happened to Phineas Gage? PDF

For an object to be seen, light emitted by or scattered from it must be detected by the eye.

The structures of the eye relate to their functions.

  Vision  PPT   PDF    Notes
BrainPOP: Eyes
BrainPOP: Vision Problems
Structures & Functions of Human Eye PDF
How the Human Eye Forms Images PDF
Forming Images Lab PDF
Cow Eye Dissection PDF
   

White light is a mixture of many wavelengths (colors) and retinal cells react differently to different wavelengths.

 
Color  PPT   PDF    Notes
 
Bill Nye Video on Color & Light (1/3 2/3 3/3) PDF
BrainPOP: Color
BrainPOP: Rainbows
Color Vision Investigation  PDF

The structures of the ear relate to their functions.

  Hearing  PPT   PDF    Notes
Bill Nye Video on Sound (1/3  2/3  3/3) PDF
BrainPOP: Hearing
How do I Hear? Handout PDF
Parts of Human Ear PDF

Human Reproduction  
The reproductive organs of the human female and male generate eggs and sperm, and sexual activity may lead to fertilization and pregnancy.

The umbilicus and placenta have an important function during pregnancy.

 
Female Reproduction  PPT   PDF    Notes
Male Reproduction  PPT   PDF    Notes
Human Reproduction  PPT   PDF    Notes
Puberty for Girls Video (QuickTime)
Puberty for Boys Video (QuickTime)
Life's Greatest Miracle (NOVA Video)
     

Patricia Ware

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