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High school Anatomy and Physiology

Looking to share ideas with other HS A and P teachers

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Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2011

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MIdterm and Final Assessments 2 Replies

Hi.  I would like to know if anyone out there gives midterm and final's that are not sit-down, brain-melting, two hour long tests.  A & P at my school is an elective and I would like to move away…Continue

Started by Rob Yeomans. Last reply by Rob Yeomans Aug 21, 2011.

Textbooks and Coloring Books

Hi all.  I will be teaching A&P for the first time this year.  I am curious to know which textbook you use in your classes.  Also, does anyone use any of the anatomy coloring books that are out…Continue

Started by H Barlaam Aug 12, 2011.

Do you have a quick and catchy start to the year? 2 Replies

I have fun hands-on first day activities for all the other science I teach; I have yet to find something similar for my A & P class. I just want them to be doing, not listening to the…Continue

Started by Susan Berrend. Last reply by Gerald Holton Aug 17, 2010.

Teaching A and P in the High school 7 Replies

I have been teaching A and P for 17 years. There are few resources available for A and P at this level. It is easy to find material and ideas for middle school or college level. I would like to share…Continue

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Started by Donna Browne. Last reply by Laura Ricker Nov 14, 2009.

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Comment by Rob Yeomans on January 26, 2010 at 3:05pm
Hi everyone. I would like to know how other teachers assess dissections. My colleague and I have been trying a few approaches and I was wondering what other teachers have been trying. Thanks!
Comment by malcolm chrystal on January 26, 2010 at 3:11pm
i think that dissections have to be more relied upon as the experiential learning rather than "a mark". i have kids who would rather faint than do a dissection...how do you assess a mark for that? Those that do the dissections let them go nuts on a photo presentation...
Comment by Donna Browne on January 26, 2010 at 3:39pm
I have different ideas for different dissections. For the digestive dissection, they make a "Lab Manual" complete with illustrations. I grade these, but the overall grade comes from a good dissection.

For the heart dissection, I give them a lab practical.

For the muscle dissection, I have them isolate muscles and I check off each one that they isolate.

What makes a"good" dissection? Thorough, careful work, following instructions
and actively participating in whatever role you have chosen. Cleanup counts too!

I often pair students up as a "doctor and a nurse'. I match a student who is eager to dissect with a student that is not quite sure if they want to get hands on. This person reads, writes and cleans up. Student who want nothing to do with the animal are given a self guided computer assignment on the topic of the dissection. I always have extra copies of these alternate assignments for students the decide at the last minute that they can't go through with it.

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