*This course is a collaboration between Teddy’s Tutoring and Bee Tutored
Physiology 101 is an exploration into the human body and the many systems that keep our bodies in the state of equilibrium known as homeostasis. In this course, students will gain an appreciation for the biological system of checks and balances that maintains this internal equilibrium despite an ever-changing environment. First, we’ll dive into the cardiovascular system and discover how the heart pushes blood through the arteries, delivering oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-starved organs and muscles during exercise. Then, the class will explore how insulin-producing cells of the pancreas regulate the body’s blood sugar after a high-carb meal. Next, students will learn how the white blood cells of the immune system release bacteria-killing chemicals to fight off microscopic invaders after a student falls off their bike and scrapes their knees. Lastly, we’ll consider how the pineal gland of the brain secretes melatonin after a late night playing Fortnite with fellow classmates!
Physiology 101 will inspire 7th and 8th grade students to think of the human body as an integration of beautifully designed systems that harmonize together to maintain order within. By developing this appreciation, we hope to bring biology class to life and unlock the wonders of homeostasis!
Class Meeting Times:
Monday, March 29, 5-6:30 pm
Monday, April 5, 5-6:30 pm
Monday, April 12, 5-6:30 pm
Monday, April 19, 5-6:30 pm
Monday, April 26, 5-6:30 pm
Monday, May 3, 5-6:30 pm
Ugochukwu “Ugo” Emmanuel Okolie, Senior STEM Instructor
Ugo is a Honors Calculus and Biology Professor at the Northwood Boarding School in Lake Placid, New York. Ugo’s passion for teaching began in his hometown of Lagos City, Nigeria, where he mentored elementary and middle school students struggling with advanced math and science concepts at the Brilliant Child College of Lagos. Ugo further developed his love of STEM education at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology while mentoring underclassmen seeking guidance in their Calculus and Genetics courses. While in University, Ugo’s leadership skills extended past the classroom, as he led the Franklin and Marshall Men’s Soccer team to a Centennial Conference Championship his Junior year while winning All-American Honors. Ugo claims the title of Head Soccer Coach at the Northwood Boarding School and advocates for the use of athletics in building the confidence and perseverance of his students on the field, in the classroom, and in their everyday lives!