Author Archives: Edgy Instruction

About Edgy Instruction

Science Teacher (Biology, AP Biology, and Forensic Science), Anatomy Professor, and former Instructional coach.

Wound Lab for the Integumentary System

What do you get when you cross petroleum jelly, food coloring/fake blood, toilet tissue, and cocoa powder? A fun, engaging lab activity for your Integumentary System unit, of course! My students sometimes think studying the Integumentary System can be a … Continue reading

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Medical Mystery PBL For Anatomy & Physiology- DAY 2

Body Cavities & Membranes- The topic for Day 2! On day 1 of this year-long PBL, my Anatomy & Physiology classes did “Patient Intake” where they filled out all the necessary paperwork for their “patient” and assembled the anterior (ventral) … Continue reading

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Medical Mystery PBL for Anatomy & Physiology

How do you keep 120 teenagers engaged in a memorization-heavy class? This is a question that has kept me awake many nights! My Anatomy and Physiology classes are really large this year. I have 4 sections and close to 120 … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals Sneak Peek!

Here’s a sneak peek of what all 11 body systems combined look like as a finished project! Students will be able to work with organs and structures in both the anterior and posterior body cavities.  I have included all of … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals- Stackables that Teach: A Life-Sized Human Body Project- The Respiratory System!

The Respiratory System – Simplified! My students love having large-sized structures to work with and always tell me that it really helped them remember the organs. I looked for pre-made life-sized bodies with organs, but sadly only found things appropriate … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals- Stackables that Teach: A Life-Sized Human Body Project- The Lymphatic/ Immune System!

The Lymphatic/ Immune System- Difficult to Visualize… Until Now! I admit, this system is really hard for my students to understand and visualize. Last year, when my students did the Gallery Walk, I simply had them draw in the major … Continue reading

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Anatomy Practicals- Stackables that Teach: A Life-Sized Human Body Project- The Excretory/ Urinary System!

The Excretory/ Urinary System- Life-Sized! My students struggle because most anatomical diagrams are small and can be difficult for them to analyze. My class created big bodies with basic organs from an outline I drew for their Gallery Walk at … Continue reading

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