- Read page 1 from THIS LINK
Act: Define the term hormone
2. Where are the endocrine glands?
Read the descriptions of the glands and the hormones they produced here
Act: Build a table to summarise the hormones each gland produces. You should include in the columns:
– Endocrine gland, Where in the body and Hormone produced
in the lines: Pituitary, testis, ovary, pancreas, adrenal and thyroid.
3. Effects of insulin in the human body
Last year you studied the effect of insulin and glucagon secreted by the pancreas.
Act: Draw a flow diagram to explain the importance of insulin in the control of glucose in blood when:
a. the levels of glucose in blood increase
b. the levels of glucose in blood decrease
DEADLINE: March 28th
This year we will continue studying the human body.
These are the topics:
1- Gas exchange
2- Transport in humans
3- Pathogens and immunity
4- Nervous system
5- Endocrine system
We are going to make a revision of the ones you have studied the previous years.
For each class you should bring the Biology coursebook. You are going to work a lot in your blogs, so add a category called «Biology». All posts should be there.
Tests as well as blog assignments will be posted in the class Calendar.
Let´s refresh…Why study Biology?
Study hard and enjoy!
It’s our 2nd year in preparation for the IGCSE EXAM so one of our challenges will be about recycling what we studied in Senior 3. There are 3 main topics this year:
1- Human body
3- Living organisms and their environment
For each class you will be expected to bring last year textbook and the Booklet with exercises and lab work. Get your blog ready with the Biology category. All blog assignments should appear in the category and, as well as tests, will be posted in the class Calendar.
All the best for this year!
ESQUEMA DE CONTENIDOS NODALES
PLAN DE TRABAJO
2nd TERM ACTIVITIES
3rd TERM ACTIVITIES
Read the information from THIS webpage, play the animations and answer the questions.
Some human activities affect negatively on the environment causing problems in food production, habitat destruction and pollution.
Let´s investigate some of them:
1- Global warming
3- Acid rain
4- Use of fertilisers:Eutrophication
6- Plastic pollution
You are divided into the following groups for this assignment:
GROUP 1: Global warming
- Anania M.
- Criniti G.
- Kreutzer O.
- Lusso F.
Group 2: Monoculture
- – Vidal F
- Maestro M
- Mayol B
Group 3: Acid rain
- Braun S
- Manwani V
- Campion L
- Méndez M
Group 4: Eutrophication
- Landolfo V
Group 5: Deforestation
Group 6:Plastic pollution
- P. Muñiz J.
Task: Create a presentation about the environmental problem. You should include:
1) causes and effects
2) possible solutions.
3) one example in Argentina.
4) one example from abroad.
On Tuesday October 2nd, you will show your work in class.