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The Endocrine System: Unit 8

The Endocrine System: Unit 8

Author: Nate Holz
  • Define hormone and target organ.
  • Describe how hormones bring about their effects in the body.
  • Describe the various endocrine glands.
  • Define negative feedback.
  • Describe the difference between endocrine and exocrine glands.
  • List hormones produced by the endocrine glands, and discuss their general functions.
  • Describe major consequences of hyper and hypo secretion of the hormones described in this unit.


A four part powerpoint on the endocrine system and a couple of video clips...

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Class Log for Endocrine System

Wednesday (3/1): Had the test on the senses but we also picked which group we would be in for the endocrine system presentations. No handouts.

Friday (3/3): I did a short presentation on steroid use in body building and handed out two papers; Are Steroids Worth the Risk (4 pages) and a endocrine gland/hormone label diagram. We spent the rest of the period on the chrome books creating our presentation.

Monday (3/6): Handed out two papers; An endocrine gland labeling diagram, and a word search/review paper. I also presented part 1 and part 2 of my notes - see below.

Wednesday (3/8): Again, handed out two papers; a 1 page paper called "Endocrine System Homework," and a two page paper called, "Corticosterioids: a Miracle drug..." Also watched Hank in Crash Course (see video below) and we started the group presentations on the system.

Friday (3/10): Groups presented in all classes. 4th period had a guest speaker on ultrasound. Also handed out two, 9 page extra credit handouts on the endocrine system - the test is online. 

Monday (3/13): 2-4-6 Day. Lab: Rat Dissection

Wednesday (3/15): Every 15'. Periods 2,4 had part 1 notes on Blood and watched two videos on same (see both below.) Received permission slip for blood typing.

Friday (3/17): Teacher Work Day - No School

Unit 8 Assignments (The Endocrine System)

Source: Bob Grove

Main Notes - Endocrine System (Four Parts)

This is a four part powerpoint: Part 1 looks at the system as a whole, hormones, negative feedback, and the pituitary gland. Part 2 goes into more detail on the pituitary gland. Part 3 looks at the thyroid, parathyroids, and adrenal glands, as well as the pancreas and diabetes. Part 4 looks at the pineal, thymus, ovaries, and testes, with a quick look at anabolic sterioids.

Source: Modified from biologycorner

The Endocrine System

A video that describes the endocrine system and how it relates to homeostasis and hormones like insulin. Short and clear video.

Source: Produced by Project NEURON at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Crash Course Anatomy: Endocrine System, Part 1

Source: Hank Green and CrashCourse

Crash Course Anatomy: Endocrine System, Part 2

Source: Hank Green and CrashCourse

Body Building - Steroid Use or Abuse...

A look at various body builders that begs the question...steroid use and/or abuse...

Source: Bob Grove

10 Body Builders Took it To Far

Anabolic STEROIDS in Sports and Bodybuilding

STEROIDS Documentary 2015

Source: Standard Youtube License

Women Body Building to Extreme

Top 10 Women that took bodybuilding to the extreme. Mrs Olympia 2015 anyone?

The Endocrine System: The Other Glands

A look at the many glands that make up the endocrine system besides the pituitary gland.

Source: HEAT Inc

ASAP Science: Why Are Teens So Moody?

Source: ASAP Science

ASAP Science: The Science of Boobs

Source: ASAP Science

ASAP Science: We Are All Female

Source: ASAP Science

QuizStar And Your On-Line Test

To take your 100 point online test you need to register or log into QuizStar:

The test opens up at 3:00 pm on Friday and closes at midnight on Monday.

Most or all of you are already registered with quizstar as you took the skeleton test back in the fall - just log in with your user name and password and then follow the directions below. If for some reason you didn't register, also follow the directions below. See me if you don't know your user name and password!

Once there, you need to click on the "student site" under the heading
of student login page. If you already have an account with QuizStar log
in here. If not, click the yellow colored "sign up" arrow.

Now enter your name, username, and password and click register.

Now you need to find our class or our test. So find "Click here to
search a new class" (near the bottom below the 3 boxes) and click it...

Skip all the class titles and drop down to "Quiz Search." Type in the
quiz title which is "Endocrine System Test" Type it exactly as seen
without the quotes. Type it in the green "quiz search" area and click
"exact match"

If you did everything right, you will see my name (Bob Grove), the
class title (A/P 2016-2017), and the name of the test. Click the box
next to the name of the test and click "register

This will take you to a new screen - click "my classes." Now click "1
untaken quiz" and on the next page click "take." You have 45 minutes to
complete the test. Good Luck!