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Your goal for the week is to draw out and clarify some of these important concepts from the textbook to help you with your exam and career.
The discussions are aligned with the learning objectives of the chapters.
Plagiarism is a serious issue; please make sure to use your own words and provide citations and references for all sources you utilize in your responses.
Avoid direct quotes.
Insert APA in text citations. This follows any idea that reflects information you learned from the text.
The in-text example of citing your book:
(Saladin et al, 2020, p. ___ or para. ____)
The APA reference example of referencing your book:
Saladin, K. (2020). Anatomy & physiology: The unit of form and function (9th ed.). McGraw Hill Education.
Instructions: Main Post 325 Words
Click on the Create Thread button at the top of the page to post your main response to the weekly discussion.
Type the Number and Name of your topic as the subject heading to let students easily see the list of topics that have already been posted.
Post on a topic that has not already been posted by another student. Post early in the week to ensure you get the topic you want.
Do not post attachments – Post material directly on the board.
RESEARCH (Label this section)
The explanation/background of the topic- Teach the topic to students. Share interesting and current research on the topic.
Use APA citations in the text to clarify sources.
Reminder: Your textbook should be one of the sources.
CRITICAL THINKING (Label this section, too)
This section is only for your thoughts/conclusions. This is not research-based.
Examples: Apply everyday phenomena in terms of the scientific concepts in your research section. Make observations and draw conclusions.
Tips and Tricks for Remembering and Recalling. Is there a mnemonic device that might help you memorize this information or what helps you understand this?
Connect the dots. Why is this an important topic for you, your community, society, or the world? How does it relate to other concepts in the text?
WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT:
Homeostasis and feedback loops with examples
Directional terms and examples
Anatomical position, planes vs sections & cavities
Abdominal quadrants vs 9 regions-names, organs in each & purpose
Breakdown of the atom: Particles, locations, and characteristics
3 I’s: The importance of Ions, isotopes & isomers- structural differences
Let’s Bond! How bonding can happen with examples
The importance of Water in the body and the properties of water
What is a Mixture? (solutions, colloids, suspensions & measurements of concentration)
pH scale: How do you determine Acids vs bases & Salts- strong & weak acids? What is a buffer?
Energy- Potential vs Kinetic
Chemical reactions-synthesis, decomposition, exchange & oxidation/reduction