School notes 12-1-23


HHS science & biology
In Jennifer Fuchs’ High School Biology, Anatomy, and Human Body Systems classes, students are deeply engaged in exciting scientific studies.

The Biology class recently finished an intriguing unit on ecology and is now venturing into an introduction to Chemistry.

After completing the chemistry unit, the focus will shift to exploring the microscopic world of cells — the essential building blocks of life. Following a review of cellular anatomy, students will delve into the fascinating journey from a single cell to a complete organism.

Looking ahead, the Biology class will investigate heredity, uncovering how traits pass from one generation to the next.

This topic captivates students as they recognize their own traits and consider which relative might have passed those traits on to them. To conclude this unit, students will learn about genetic disorders, understanding causes and potential treatments.

In Anatomy class, students are actively learning about bones, cartilage, joints, and the intricate movements of the human skeleton. This not only deepens their understanding of the human body but also instills a profound appreciation for its complexity.

The new Project Lead the Way class introduces an exciting adventure in Human Body Systems. Students are constructing muscles on a model skeleton known as a “Maniken.” Throughout the year, they will continue building muscles and organs on the Maniken, providing a unique and engaging way to understand the intricacies of human body systems.

Mrs. Fuchs’ classes embrace an interdisciplinary approach, connecting the dots between Biology and Anatomy for a comprehensive understanding of life sciences. Parents are encouraged to ask about these hands-on experiences, fostering conversations that extend the excitement of classroom discoveries into the home.

Here’s to a school year filled with scientific exploration, discovery, and a heightened appreciation for the marvels of the natural world, all happening right in our classrooms.

Submitted by Jennifer Fuchs, HHS science teacher