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.
Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
- Day 2 Instructor Presentation
- Day 2 Student Handout
- Day 2 Rubric
- Read Biology 42 – Physiology
- Read Biology 42 – Anatomy
- Read Biology 42 – The 12 animal organ systems
- Read Biology Textbook – pages 796-811
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material
7:58 The Skeletal System
7:31 Integumentary System
5:15 The Neuron
Compare Contrast and Debate
Resources Documents and Links
- Digital Assets from cK-12.org (01.05.Organization-of-the-Human-Body)
- Encyclopedia.Britannica Human Skeletal System
- Biology.42.Critical Thinking Venn Diagram activity
Special Notes and Notices
- 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.