Anatomy & Physiology II

Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology II is the second in a set of two semester-long lab courses that introduce students to basic anatomy and physiology. It builds on the knowledge and skills students developed during the first semester as it teaches students about the following body systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic system and immunity, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. This course uses a wide range of assessment products in addition to quizzes and exams to evaluate students’ mastery of the material.

The course project requires students to build models and conduct demonstrations that illustrate an anatomical or physiological function of the human body that they learned about in A&P I and II. The driving question is, “How can we model or demonstrate a function in human anatomy and physiology?” In small groups, students research the function they chose and use everyday, inexpensive materials to build their models. They also create a trifold display board with text and visuals that describe the anatomy involved in the function, how their model shows the function, and one of several other topics related to the function. Students show their work at an A&P Exploratorium that is attended by invited guests.

This course is expected to take a total of 63 50-minute class periods.

Course Scope & Sequence

The Scope & Sequence lists the learning objectives for each lesson, providing you with an overview of what your students will learn during the course. You can use these learning objectives as a guide to determine how the course enables your students to reach the requisite goals set for them.

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Lesson Descriptions

The Lesson Descriptions document includes a brief overview of every lesson in the course. This is the narrative companion to the course Scope & Sequence document.

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Course Support

If you have questions about this course, need a hand with a particular lesson, or just have a great idea to share, please contact Kevin English at We are available to support you in teaching the course while also gathering feedback to improve the NAF curriculum.

Project Overview

In every NAF course, students complete a culminating project and present it in the final lesson. Download the Project Overview to learn the details about the culminating project for this course and to find out what advance preparation the project entails.

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NAFTrack Certification Course Guide

NAFTrack Certification is a nationally recognized, standards-based set of tools developed by NAF to evaluate students’ readiness for college and career. By completing all NAFTrack Certification requirements, students demonstrate mastery of academic skills and career-related knowledge. The requirements are as follows: for each of four NAF courses, students complete all coursework, pass the end-of-course exam, and fulfill culminating project responsibilities, as evidenced by uploading key pieces of work.

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Correlations to the Common Core State Standards

This document identifies which of the ELA and Math Common Core State Standards are met by each lesson in the course. You can use these correlations as an aid to preparing your students for college and careers.

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We welcome questions and feedback about these course materials. For a prompt response, please email Kevin English directly at

The ZIP file below contains the current version of every file for this course. Be sure to download it before the start of each school year. If you just need a specific file or two, it's quicker to use the individual links listed on this page.

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Lesson 14: The Cardiovascular System

Lesson 15: The Respiratory System

Lesson 16: The Immune System

Lesson 17: Midterm Exam

Lesson 18: The Digestive System

Lesson 19: The Urinary System

Lesson 20: The Reproductive System

Lesson 21: The Course Project

Lesson 22: Final Exam

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