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Infuse your AP biologists with the details of the endocrine system. This six-page worksheet queries learners thoroughly about gland structure and hormone function. Ms. Foglia, the author, has not left anything out of this resource, including a comprehensive chart of the major endocrine glands and their associate hormones.
High schoolers examine how hormones affect different tissues. In groups, they make their own hormone-receptor model and identify the characteristics of tissues that respond to the different hormones. To end the lesson, they examine the role that leptin plays in one's appetite.
A series of diagrams and photographs is a vivid tool for delivering a lesson about blood vessels. Each slide has notes for the lecturer to use to explain each slide. Your young biologists will increase their understanding of the structure and function of arteries, veins, and capillaries. The final slide provides a comparison chart for them to copy and complete as a review of the information absorbed.
Ninth graders are introduced to the concept of human embryology. Individually, they complete an exercise in which they determine which trait they got from which family member. In groups, they identify and label the reproductive organs of males and females. As a class, they discuss the moral and ethic issues involved with test tube babies to end the lesson.