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Rules for using this blog (A&P 2009 class)

I would like to welcome all of you to my class.  This blog is going to be an important source of information for class information.  Check this site regularly and feel free to leave comments or questions.  Read the rules on blog etiquette before and leave a comment (use only your first name and initial of your last name) that you've read it by August 22.

School board policies on plagiarism as outlined in your course syllabus will be apply to blog entries as well.


1. I agree to submit original work to this weblog. Although I may have the opportunity to view my peers' work, I will use this opportunity constructively.  I understand that if I am caught plagiarizing, I will receive a zero for the work in question.  If I am caught plagiarizing a second time, I will lose weblog privileges.

2. I agree to keep my comments/entries appropriate for Eau Gallie High School. I understand that if I place any inappropriate material on this weblog, the material will be removed by the teacher. First offense will result in a warning, second offense will result in losing privileges for posting on the weblog and will result in a failing grade for activities that uses this weblog.

3.  I understand further that references to illegal or dangerous activities will be reported to administration and proper action will be taken. 

Finally, post a comment to this message.  It should state:  "I agree to Mrs. Turingan's Weblog User Agreement".  Do not use your full name.  Just use your first name and initial of your last name.

Cat dissection photos

Check out the pictures here:

Cat Dissection PreLab

    1.  Use the link above to draw a cat and label the external anatomy of the cat.
    2.  Include the external anatomy, directional terms, and planes of division.  (You will be referring to this as you dissect the cat, so make it nice and neat.

    1.  Read the entire series found in the link.
    2.  In a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph or two about your views on the use of animals in science classrooms.

    1.  Click on each link above on cat dissection and take the virtual review using the link below.
    2.  You may check your answers using the links above.
    3.  In preparation for the lab next week, look up the answers to the following:
          a.  The cat muscle sternomastoid is what muscle in humans?  What is it's function?
          b.  Where is the pectoralis minor found in humans?
          c.  Where is the acromiodeltoid found in humans?  How many are they in humans?
          d.  In what movements in humans is the latissimus dorsi involved in?
          e.  What is the equivalent muscle in humans is the cat's spinotrapezius?
          f.  Do humans have pectoantebrachiali?

Just for fun.  You may use the link below to review your terms!

Suturing practice

PowerPoint Project

1.  Choose a body system to work on. It could be one that we have already learned in class.
2.  Identify what objectives you want to work on.  Use your textbooks to find these.  You do not have to choose all of the objectives that goes with the system in the book.  Pick the ones that most interest you.
3.  Prepare a lesson based on those objectives using PowerPoint.
4.  Draft is due on Friday, the 8th and the Final copy is due on Friday, the 15th.
5.  The slides should have pictures, animations, etc. (if you can find them)
6.  References should be appended at the end of the presentation.  Your textbook should be one of them.
7.  You must have at least 20 slides but no more than 30.  This is a combination of text and photos.
8.  If I didn't know anything about a body system, I should learn about it through your slides.
9.  All files should be saved in a USB flash drive, including the draft.

Human Cadaver dissection

If you want to check out real human cadaver dissection, check this link out.

Muscles practice


Good sites on Joints

How to cite internet sources

Here are three sources that you get information from.  I like the first one but it may not be complete.

Useful site for notes on Bones  Click on Links and Class Notes; then Axial Skeleton 1

Get to know them bones - all 206 of them!!

Human Body (206)
Axial Skeleton (80) Appendicular Skeleton (126)
Skull (28) Torso (52) Upper Extremity (32 x 2 = 64) Lower Extremity (31 x 2 = 62)
  1. Frontal
  2. Nasal L
  3. Nasal R
  4. Lacrimal L
  5. Lacrimal R
  6. Ethmoid
  7. Vomer
  8. Inferior Nasal Concha L
  9. Inferior Nasal Concha R
  10. Sphenoid
  11. Maxiallary L
  12. Maxiallary R
  13. Zygomatic L
  14. Zygomatic R
  15. Temporal L
  16. Temporal R
  17. Palatine L
  18. Palatine R
  19. Mandible
  20. Parietal L
  21. Parietal R
  22. Occipital
  23. Malleus L
  24. Malleus R
  25. Incus L
  26. Incus R
  27. Stapes L
  28. Stapes R
  1. Cervical Vertebrae 1 (atlas)
  2. C2 (axis)
  3. C3
  4. C4
  5. C5
  6. C6
  7. C7
  8. Thorasic Vertebrae 1
  9. T2
  10. T3
  11. T4
  12. T5
  13. T6
  14. T7
  15. T8
  16. T9
  17. T10
  18. T11
  19. T12
  20. Lumbar Vertebrae 1
  21. L2
  22. L3
  23. L4
  24. L5
  25. Sacrum
  26. Coccyx
  27. Sternum
  28. Rib 1 L
  29. Rib 1 R
  30. Rib 2 L
  31. Rib 2 R
  32. Rib 3 L
  33. Rib 3 R
  34. Rib 4 L
  35. Rib 4 R
  36. Rib 5 L
  37. Rib 5 R
  38. Rib 6 L
  39. Rib 6 R
  40. Rib 7 L
  41. Rib 7 R
  42. Rib 8 (False) L
  43. Rib 8 (False) R
  44. Rib 9 (False) L
  45. Rib 9 (False) R
  46. Rib 10 (False) L
  47. Rib 10 (False) R
  48. Rib 11 (Floating) L
  49. Rib 11 (Floating) R
  50. Rib 12 (Floating) L
  51. Rib 12 (Floating) R
  52. Hyoid
  1. Scapula
  2. Clavicle
  3. Humerus
  4. Radius
  5. Ulna
  6. Scaphoid
  7. Lunate
  8. Traquetrum
  9. Pisiform
  10. Hamate
  11. Capitate
  12. Trapezoid
  13. Trapezium
  14. Metacarpal 1
  15. Proximal Phalange 1
  16. Distal Phalange 1
  17. Metacarpal 2
  18. Proximal Phalange 2
  19. Middle Phalange 2
  20. Distal Phalange 2
  21. Metacarpal 3
  22. Proximal Phalange 3
  23. Middle Phalange 3
  24. Distal Phalange 3
  25. Metacarpal 4
  26. Proximal Phalange 4
  27. Middle Phalange 4
  28. Distal Phalange 4
  29. Metacarpal 5
  30. Proximal Phalange 5
  31. Middle Phalange 5
  32. Distal Phalange 5
  1. Hip (Ilium, Ischium, Pubis)
  2. Femur
  3. Patella
  4. Tibia
  5. Fibula
  6. Talus
  7. Calcaneus
  8. Navicular
  9. Medial Cuneiform
  10. Middle Cuneiform
  11. Lateral Cuneiform
  12. Cuboid
  13. Metacarpal 1
  14. Proximal Phalange 1
  15. Distal Phalange 1
  16. Metacarpal 2
  17. Proximal Phalange 2
  18. Middle Phalange 2
  19. Distal Phalange 2
  20. Metacarpal 3
  21. Proximal Phalange 3
  22. Middle Phalange 3
  23. Distal Phalange 3
  24. Metacarpal 4
  25. Proximal Phalange 4
  26. Middle Phalange 4
  27. Distal Phalange 4
  28. Metacarpal 5
  29. Proximal Phalange 5
  30. Middle Phalange 5
  31. Distal Phalange 5

Another good site for review

Skeleton labeling

    Check this site out for practice in labeling the skeleton.

Websites for info on writing a term paper

When I googled "how to write a term paper" it came back with 91,600,000 hits!  Pop quiz on dimensional analysis:  How many hours will it take you to browse all of these sites if it took you 30 seconds to read through each one!!!

Write your answer here! ______________________.

Here are a very few of these sites that I thought might help you.  Once you've looked through them, you can post your comments here about the sites.  You can include such items as: the site was useful, awesome!, don't even bother, I think this is too dense for me, etc.  List the ones that you found to be most useful if you found any.

Welcome to my blog!

    I have created this blog so that we can have a place to exchange information, give feedback, share comments, or get clarifications about everything that we do in class.  Feel free to post comments and questions as often as you can.

    The only rule I have about posting or leaving comments is that:  FOLLOW PROPER NETIQUETTE.  No spams, no negative or derogatory comments, no profanity.  Basically school-wise rules will apply here.  I will discontinue or shut down the blog if any of these events occur.