Biology Homework Chapter 26: The Endocrine System
Textbook assignment: Chapter 26: Chemical Regulation, all.
Read the following weblecture before chat: The Endocrine System
Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.
Perform the study activity below:
Use the activities on the Endocrine Systems Glands page at the Visible Body Learn Site to examine the glands and the hormones they produce.
- On the Endocrine glands page,
- Use the modle to see how the thyroid wraps around the vertebrae column.
- Watch the short movie (about 19 seconds!) to locate the glands.
- Read about the hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and pancreas.
- On the Hormones page,
- Read about how hormones circulate to reach their target tissues
- Read about the hypothalamus as it directs hormones to the pituitary
- Manipulate the model to see how the pituitary gland fits into the brain
- Study the sections on the posterior pituitary gland and hormones that address stress
Chat Preparation Activities
- Essay question: The Moodle forum for the session will assign a specific study question for you to prepare for chat. You need to read this question and post your answer before chat starts for this session.
- Mastery Exercise: The Moodle Mastery exercise for the chapter will contain sections related to our chat topic. Try to complete these before the chat starts, so that you can ask questions.
- Required: Complete the Mastery Exercise with a score of 85% or better.
- Optional: Test yourself with the textbook multiple choice questions and note any that you miss that still don't make sense. Bring questions to chat!
- Go to the Moodle and take the quiz for this chapter.
Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.
- Lab Instructions: If you have elected to do Scholars Online Biology Investigation #1, complete that lab at this time. Alternatively, you may do Field Lab #5
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