Anatomy and Physiology Lab
Single-semester course with full-year option. This course will provide an in-depth exploration of human anatomy and physiology through laboratory investigation. In the fall, students will conduct investigations related to the topics of cell structure and function, skeletal system structure and function, muscle physiology, and nervous system physiology. In the spring, students will conduct investigations related to the topics of nervous system physiology, sensation and perception, digestive system physiology, and cardiovascular system anatomy and physiology. Course content includes but is not limited to study and application of the experimental method, composition of lab reports, peer review, and presentation of lab results.
Please note: The fall and spring semesters of this lab cover different material. We recommend that students interested in science take both semesters. However, students may choose to register for the fall or spring semester only, depending on transcript needs.
Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that students taking this course have a good foundation in biology and chemistry.
- Students must obtain lab materials in advance in order to successfully conduct lab investigations by the scheduled due date. Access the full materials list for both semesters here.
- A high school anatomy & physiology textbook is highly recommended for reference. We recommend Shier, D., Butler, J., & Lewis, R. Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology. 10th edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2009. ISBN 9780072965636
Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
Class cap: 15 students.
Designed for grades 9-12.
Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded .5 Natural Science Lab credit upon completion of this course.
*A student will earn a full laboratory science credit if taking a non-lab science and the corresponding lab together. For example, if a student takes Biology and one-semester of Biology lab, she will earn 1.5 laboratory science credits.