S4 Biology virtual period: ENDOCRINE GLANDS and HORMONES

  1. 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

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Welcome Senior 3!

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

6- Homeostasis

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!

 

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Welcome Senior 4!

Hi everyone!

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
2- Plants
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!

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Senior 3: February 2019

ESQUEMA DE CONTENIDOS NODALES

PLAN DE TRABAJO

2nd TERM ACTIVITIES

3rd TERM ACTIVITIES

 

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S4 Biology, período de orientación y evaluación, Diciembre 2018

ESQUEMA DE CONTENIDOS

PLAN DE TRABAJO

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Senior 3 Biology, período de orientación y evaluación, Diciembre 2018

ESQUEMA DE CONTENIDOS

PLAN DE TRABAJO

 

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Nervous system

Read the information from THIS webpage, play the animations and answer the questions.

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Human impacts on the environment: Group assignment

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
2- Deforestation
3- Acid rain
4- Use of fertilisers:Eutrophication
5- Monoculture
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
  • Villegas
  • Roggero

Group 5: Deforestation   

  • Galmarini
  • Segura
  • Vago
  • Villafañe

Group 6:Plastic pollution 

  • P. Muñiz J.
  • Montanelli
  •  Müler
  • Leguizamón

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.

Resources:

  • Textbook
  • https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zyvwxnb/revision/1
  • https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/znsk7ty/revision/1
  • https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zsf82hv/revision/1
  • http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/video-zone/plastic-ocean
  • http://plastic-pollution.org/

 

 

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Food chains and food webs

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Reproduction in plants

Topics:

  • Flower structure
  • Pollination
  • Fertilisation and fruit development
  • Seed dispersal
  • Germination

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