A & P Syllabus

White Station High School
Anatomy and Physiology 2018-2019
Mrs. Kannady, M207

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and physiology (A & P)  is devoted to the study of the anatomy and physiology of human beings. It is studied in 2 simultaneous parts; the anatomy or parts of the human body and the physiology or functional processes of those parts. This course will provide a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics will include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems and the special senses.

School Issued Textbook
“Stiff” by Mary Roach (this will be used concurrently with the text, beginning in September.)


Bring Daily:
Multiple Pens or Pencils
3 subject spiral notebook with pockets, NOT NEGOTIABLE
Bring and leave in the classroom:
1 ream of copy paper
1 pack of thin or fine line Sharpies (any and ALL colors are welcome)
1 pack of Dry Erase Markers
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
1 box of band-aids (any size or patterns) 1 box of tissues
1 pack of 12 count colored pencils 10 count markers
1 container of Clorox wipes 1 roll of paper towels
I will have a sign-up sheet for lab materials that will be needed throughout the year.

Classroom Expectations:
•Students are expected to be in their seat and ready when the bell rings. We will have Bellwork EVERYDAY.
•Materials (pen or pencil and notebook) must be brought to class each day. If you do not bring needed materials to class you will be sent to your locker to get them and will also receive a tardy if you are not in the room when the bell rings.
•The room must be clean at the end of the period before leaving. Common courtesy dictates that any and all paper trash, gum wrappers, and food related items make it to a trashcan. (The consequence for not keeping a clean room is not being allowed to use things that create trash in the room.)
•Treat everyone with respect.
•Follow the instructions given by teacher the first time you are asked to do so
•All school rules will be followed as stated in the most current student handbook.

•Teach students practical scientific skills, which they can use to investigate, study and explain the world around them.
•Give students a deeper understanding of the how biology impacts their daily lives.
•For each student to achieve understanding of Tennessee State Standards for High School Biology.
•To encourage the spirit of scientific investigation and with it the attitudes of accuracy in thought and work.

Attendance matters! Students cannot expect to do their best in class if they do not attend and participate. Students with valid reasons for absence (see PS-22) are responsible “for providing reasonable advance notification and appropriate documentation of the reason for the absence” and “for making up examinations, obtaining lecture notes, and otherwise compensating for what may have been missed.” Teachers “will assist those students who have valid reasons,” but some in-class activities are extremely difficult to make up. 

           *Grades will be calculated on the standard SCS scale and will not be rounded up:

93 - 100 = A
85 - 92 = B
75 -84 = C
70 - 74 = D
00 - 59 = F

Homework will still be graded if it is submitted late. Quizzes and other classroom activities will be made up if you miss them. If you have a valid excuse that is documented, the instructor will then assist you in making up the assignment. (see Shelby County attendance policy)

If you are going to be absent on the day that an assignment is due, you are still responsible for turning it in on (or before) the scheduled due date. I will not grade work turned in after the due date and time, unless you have made arrangements with me in advance or you provide valid documentation for your absence (see SCS policy). 


Quarter 1
Week 1-3: Levels of Organization
Week 3-4 Integumentary System
Week 5-6 Skeletal System
Week 7-8 Muscular System
Week 9 Nervous System


Quarter 2

Week 1-5 Nervous Systems
Week 6-8 Endocrine System
Week 9 Exams


Quarter 3
Week 1-2 Blood
Week 2-5 Cardio
Week 5-6 Respiratory System
Week 7-8 Lymphatic and Immunities
Week 9-10 Digestion


Quarter 4
Week 1 Digestion
Week 2-3 Nutrition and Metabolism
Week 4 Renal and Balance
Week 5-7 Life Cycle
Week 7-9 Year End Projects and Career Visitors