Anatomy & Physiology 1

1a: Introduction

Whether you plan on pursuing a career in health sciences or simply looking to gain an understanding of how the human body works, you’ll first need to understand the relationship between anatomy and physiology. Learn how to read your body’s story through understanding cell structure and their processes, and discover the functions and purposes of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and cardiovascular systems, as well as diseases that affect those systems.

Required Materials

  • Art supplies: paper, writing tools, modeling clay, paint, Styrofoam, or a jelly mold (needed if student is not preparing their project in a digital version)
  • Smartphone or camera for recording still images
  • Smartphone or video camera
  • Home blood pressure monitor, or blood pressure monitor at school nurse, drugstore, etc.


1b: Discovering Form and Function

Examine the form and function of even more body systems. Learn about the structure, function, and interrelation between the lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and endocrine systems. The reproductive system is also discussed along with hereditary traits and genetics. And discover the importance of accurate patient documentation as well as the technology used in the industry.

Required Materials

  • Word processing program (e.g., Microsoft Word)
  • Paper & pencil (optional)
  • Video recording device (if teacher is remote)
  • Access to a variety of substances of various density and composition (for percussion); e.g. fruit, hollow surfaces, jugs/cartons with fluid in them, etc.
  • Choice between: slideshow creation software (e.g. PowerPoint); video recording; audio recording