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Chapter 26: All

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Biology Homework Chapter 26: The Endocrine System


Textbook assignment: Chapter 26: Chemical Regulation, all.

Study Notes

Web Lecture

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.

Study Activity

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

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

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.