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IV. Population/Environment

Syllabus

 

 

Unit III.  The Body: 

Environmental Interactions

 

Please view Unit III Introduction Video [link]

 

Where should I start?

Suggested order for completing unit [link]

 

about one hour of work

(neurons cultured on a silicon structure-more info here)

 

TOPICS

ACTIVITIES

ASSIGNMENTS

MAJOR TOPIC ONE: 

NERVOUS FUNCTION

(How neurons carry fast messages and what is in those messages)

View Frolich PowerPoint for topic overview

[download--no narration] (16Mb)

[download with narration] (31Mb) 

 

What does nervous system do?

Diffusion and Action Potentials in Neurons--

  rapid transmission of messages

Reflex arc (simple somatic function)

  and autonomic function

What can we sense?

Read and review:

      Mader:  Chapters 13, 14

      Johnson:  Chapters 11, 12

Web activities [link]:

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Compendium Review  [link

☺☺☺☺ (20 points)

 

Quiz One [link

(20 points)

 

ONLINE LAB ACTIVITIES

Online lab: Leech neurons [link]

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Post lab results in blog

☺☺ (20 points)

 

TOPICS

ACTIVITIES

ASSIGNMENTS

MAJOR TOPIC TWO:  MOVEMENT

(How muscle cells can create fast, large-scale movements; What's so special about bone tissue?)

View Frolich PowerPoint for topic overview

[download--no narration] (4Mb)

[download with narration] (17 Mb) 

 

 

Muscle Cells, Contraction and Calcium

Movement Across Joints

Bones, Bone Tissue and Calcium

 

Read and review

     Mader:  Chapters 11, 12

     Johnson:  Chapters 5, 6

Web activities [link]:

☺☺☺

Compendium Review  [link

☺☺☺☺  (20 points)

 

Quiz Two [link

(20 points)

ONLINE LAB ACTIVITIES

Online lab:  Muscle function [link]

☺☺

Post lab results in blog

☺☺ (20 points)

 

LAB PROJECT FOR UNIT III:

Model of A Human Limb

(allow at least one week to complete)

 

Build a model of a working human limb

[Lab Project instructions download]

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Lab write-up posted to blog

☺☺☺  (60 points)

ETHICAL ISSUE FOR UNIT III:

Exercise--is the concept working?

 

Read differing Viewpoints [link]

Blog essay on ethical issue [link]

(10 points)

PEER FEEDBACK

Read peer's ethical issues essays

Feedback on essays for each member of peer color group [link]

(5 points)

COURSE EVALUATION

Please note this is different for this unit!

Reflect on what feedback you can provide for me to improve course and for Yavapai College online courses

Course Evaluation Questions (for me)

 [link] (5 points)

Please do Yavapai College online course evaluation [link]

 

 

 


Please address course correspondence and questions to: HumanBiology156@yahoo.com

 

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