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Physiology is a sub-discipline with the life sciences. It is the study of the functioning of living organisms and the organs and parts of living organisms. Physiology is the scientific study of normal mechanisms, and their interactions, which work within a living system. As a sub-discipline of biology, its focus is in how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and biomolecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a living system.

Day 1 – Introduction
Day 2 – Virtual Textbook

7:58 The Skeletal System

7:31 Integumentary System

5:15 The Neuron


Compare Contrast and Debate


Instructor Resources

Standard Daily Material
  • Day 1 – Standard material – introduction day
  • Day 2 – Standard material – reading day
  • Day 3 – Standard material – make a presentation
  • Day 4 – Standard material – give a presentation
  • Extra! – Enrichment and remediation options
Other Topic Specific Resources
  • cK-12 Organization of the human body
  • Britannica Human Skeletal System
  • Biology 42 Venn Diagram activity
  • LS42 Team effort (tns)
  • LS42 Exploring diffusion (tns)
  • LS42 Make sense of this (tns)
  • LS42 Temperature regulation (tnsp)
  • LS42 Blood pressure biology (tns)
  • LS42 The nervous system (tnsp)

Special Notes and Notices

Instructor Emphasis:

  • Science & Engineering Practice: Develop and use models.
  • Cross-Cutting Concept: Structure and Function.

Emphasize HS-LS4-1  Analyze and evaluate how evidence such as similarities in DNA sequences, anatomical structures, and order of appearance of structures during embryological development contribute to the scientific explanation of biological diversity.

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