Author Archives: Edgy Instruction

About Edgy Instruction

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

My Book is Available NOW!

This comprehensive coloring review guide offers anyone interested in Anatomy and Physiology a fun, effective way to learn.  Each chapter features diagrams for coloring, as well as review and sketch note pages for a more interactive way to master difficult … Continue reading

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Medical Mystery PBL for Anatomy & Physiology- Integumentary System

Let’s Investigate Our Patient’s Diagnosis…. For our study of the Integumentary System in our Medical Mystery PBL, I told the students that their patient had visited his/her family doctor and had been tentatively diagnosed with an unusual skin disorder. I … Continue reading

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Newsflash—Publication Date is Getting Closer!

In case you haven’t heard… Our book has been submitted for publication and should be available within the next few weeks! My daughter (a trauma nurse) and I have collaborated to create a comprehensive, student-friendly (and teacher-friendly) 400 page review … Continue reading

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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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