We have been hard at work over the last month. We have been giving our Manikens their identity, we also build a brain and have been dissecting sheep brains to help identify the parts.
In Activity 1.1.6 Blood Spatter students designed their own experiments and tested to see what happens to blood spatter when the height is increased.
Well it has been a crazy first two weeks here at ATS. We have had a great start to Principles of Biomedical Science. Here are a few pictures from a few labs that we have done over the last couple weeks.
THE ANNA GARCIA CRIME SCENE
Students started off the two weeks with a crime scene. They learned to collect evidence and then they analyzed each piece of evidence that will be used to draw a conclusion, was it homicide or natural causes that killed Anna Garcia.
Can't Wait to See You Tonight @ Open House
4:00pm until 7:00pm
More to come featuring our new students for the 2014-2015 school year
We used spaghetti and plastic wrap to model muscle cells and how they are "packaged" in our muscles.
We made it to unit 4! Our first area of focus for "Movement" is on the joints and range of motion. Students completed two labs - one to check out the elbow of a cow and the other to make ROM measurements on their partners.
Check out our urinalysis pictures. We discussed microscopic, macroscopic and chemical analysis. Each pair of students read six case studies and selected four patients to test. They completed a urinalysis and attempted a diagnosis for each patient. As a class, we discussed the results and shared our thoughts on each diagnosis. Teams of three then worked together to create a brief presentation about one of the diseases. The afternoon class had some very thoughtful and quality presentations.
Students worked in pairs to figure out filtration, reabsorption and secretion in the nephron. This year we did posters rather than 3D models and I think it worked better. The students really seemed to focus on making sure they understood what they were putting on their poster. (Plus, they did awesome on their Lesson quiz!)
We are continuing our look into the urinary system this week. Today students dissected kidneys. The focus is on the major structures and functions of the kidney. As class wrapped up we discussed nephrons in preparation for tomorrow's project.