Grade Range: 6th – 8th grade
Dates: February 7 – May 1 (no class on 3/27, 5/8 make up day in the event of a teacher absence)
Class Description: Investigate! Discover! Students will be probing the mysteries of human anatomy through practical applications. This course will allow students to learn and experiment through the various organ systems of the human body including: the human cell, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, integumentary, immune, digestive, and urinary systems. Examples of activities include making an artificial lung, simulating kidney filtration, as well as some basic dissections.
Weekly reading assignments and written samples to be completed at home. Will start written assignments at the end of class, if time permits. Homework from previous week to be collected at the beginning of each class period. Students performing at various levels are welcome and encouraged to join. Teacher to allow student accommodations at parents’ request. Students are expected to be respectful of others and produce their best effort, while treating science materials carefully and safely.
Mary Anne is a certificated teacher who has taught in public and private schools for 20 years. Most recently, Mary Anne was a Learning Specialist working with struggling readers, but has enjoyed teaching children of all ages and abilities. Prior to her education career, Mary Anne worked as a Registered Nurse at City of Hope and has never lost her love of the sciences. Mary Anne has been married to Jeff for 25 years. Jeff and Mary Anne are the proud parents of 2 beautiful children, Ruby and Tanner. To find out more about classes and tutoring, please contact Mary Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are to bring a 3 ring binder, pencils, lined notepaper, glue stick, and scissors to class. Parents are to purchase the following two class texts:
The Human Body Book, 2nd Edition ISBN: 978-1-4654-0213-4 (DK Hard cover book)
The Human Body ISBN: 0-88012-827-5 (if – Instructional Fair) Workbook
Minimum class size: 8
Maximum class size: 12