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Join for all or part of online and interactive ACE (BCS) study groups covering the topic details below. Workshops will be held at the same time every week; however, the topics will change.

The topics are updated weekly on this page. Drop-in tutoring is also available face-to-face on the Springfield campus, or online. For hours and more information click: Speckman Tutoring & Learning Center or call (417) 477-8164


Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 10: 10/25/20 to 10/31/20

10/26/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Kidney and more. Chapter 24: The Urinary System. We will label and describe the organs of the urinary system with a special focus on the structures and functions of the kidneys. Let’s trace the pathway of filtrate flow through the nephron and collecting system.

10/26/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

10/27/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

10/27/20 Online link for Tuesday 1:30 pm-3:30 pm The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

10/29/20 Online link for Thursday 4:30 pm-6:30 pm Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

10/31/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.


Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 11: 11/1/20 to 11/7/20

11/2/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am Let’s use our Brains. Chapter 12: The Central Nervous System. We will practice describing the structure and function of five lobes of the cerebral hemisphere, and regions of the diencephalon, cerebellum, and brainstem.

11/2/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

11/3/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

11/3/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/5/20 Online link for Thursday 1:30 pm-3:30 pm The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

11/7/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.


Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 12: 11/8/20 to 11/14/20

11/9/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Spine, Cranial Nerves, and Parts of the ANS. Chapter 13: The Peripheral Nervous System & Chapter 14:  The Autonomic Nervous System. Practicing the Cranial Neves, labeling structure and functions of autonomic ganglia, and recreating the reflex arc.  comparing somatic motor neurons and autonomic neurons.

11/9/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/10/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/10/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm  Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures and functions of the endocrine system.

11/12/20 Online link for Thursday 1:30 pm-3:30 pm Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/14/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.


Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 13: 11/15/20 to 11/21/20

11/16/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am Special Senses of the Eye and Ears and more.  Chapter 15 The Special Senses: practice labeling structure and function of the eye and ear. We will compare and contrast the general and special senses, and tracing the pathway of light and sound to the brain.

11/16/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

11/17/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

11/17/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

11/19/20 Online link for Thursday 1:30 pm-3:30 pm Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

11/21/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.


CLOSED For Thanksgiving Break: 11/22/20 to 11/28/20


Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 14: 11/29/20 to 12/05/20

11/30/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

11/30/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6&7: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

12/1/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6&7: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

12/1/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/3/20 Online link for Thursday 1:30 pm-3:30 pm Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6&7: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones and their features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

12/5/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!


Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 15: 12/6/20 to 12/12/20

12/7/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am Bones and Bones.  Chapter 6 &7: Bones and Bone Tissue. We will discuss the functions of the skeletal system, how bones are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming bones of the skull and features. We will compare and contrast two types of bone marrow, and their functions. Define osteoblasts, osteocytes, and osteoclasts.

12/7/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/8/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/8/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Articulation/Joints. Chapter 8: Articulations and review of bones. Describe the basic functions of joints and how joints are classified both structurally and functionally.

12/10/20 Online link for Thursday 1:30 pm-3:30 pm The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/12/20 Online link for Saturday 1 pm-3 pm Articulation/Joints. Chapter 8: Articulations and review of bones. Describe the basic functions of joints and how joints are classified both structurally and functionally.


Topics, Times, and Dates for Week 16: 12/13/20 to 12/19/20

12/14/20 Online link Monday 9:30 am-11:30 am The Muscular System: Chapter 9: We will discuss the functions of the musculature system, how they are classified by shape, and structures are named. Let’s practice naming them!

12/14/20 Online link for Monday 3-5 pm Articulation/Joints. Chapter 8: Articulations and review of bones. Describe the basic functions of joints and how joints are classified both structurally and functionally.

12/15/20 Online link for Tuesday 9:30 am-11:30 am Chapter 16: The Endocrine System: Practicing labeling the primary and secondary organs, structures, and functions of the endocrine system.

12/15/20 Online link for Tuesday 3:30 pm-4:30 pm To Be Determined.

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