Grauer Advanced Biology Class: Studying Organ Systems
11th grade students in Dana Abplanalp-Diggs' Advanced Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology class dissected rats last Thursday, September 2, to enhance their study of the body's organ systems as well as regional and directional terms. The students found it interesting to not just identify different organs in different systems, but to actually look at a heart, liver, intestine, brain, lungs, stomach, kidney, and other organs. This was the first of four different class dissections this year—the students will also be dissecting sheep brains, sheep hearts, and fetal pigs.
Dharma has many meanings in global religions and traditions. To Dr. Grauer, it means "pursuing a peaceful path". This concept of mindfulness influences the Grauer teaching philosophy quietly and pervasively, as we seek to engage students in a process rather than focus on an end product.
Students in Isaac Langen's and Tom Hopper's Music classes have been sharing their creative music with everyone else on campus this week. We are all so appreciative that we're able to hear live music on campus this year!
The 6th period High School Art class went on a field trip to the Oceanside Museum of Art. It's always great to get inspired by other artists, and this trip allowed the students to see all sorts of artists working in all different types of mediums.
Grauer 11th grade students in U.S. History class welcomed a panel of immigrants and immigration-related experts to supplement their unit on immigration. The firsthand accounts provided insight into the realities of immigration.
Dr. Grauer compares the uncertainty and risk of being tossed by ocean waves to dealing with relentless waves of Covid-related complications. We're all grasping for certainty in our own ways, and we need calm, perseverance, and joy to make our way through these times together as a united community.
11th grade students in the Advanced Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology class dissected rats to enhance their study of the body's organ systems as well as regional and directional terms. The students found it interesting to identify different organs in different systems of the rat's body.