Is there anything more FUN than teaching the endocrine system to high school students?
High school students and hormones? Watch out! The endocrine system is definitely a challenge to teach, but it is a fascinating topic, and one that my students are intrigued by. Well, perhaps I should say that they are intrigued by "parts" of it. The class discussion on how hormones work, target cells, receptor sites, amino acid hormones and steroid hormones leaves them a little glassy-eyed! But start talking about endocrine disorders, and the class comes to life. I do not mean to come across as insensitive, but the endocrine disorders are very interesting. I think it is safe to say that students in a first year high school biology class are learning details about the endocrine system for the first time. They are going to be highly interested in the pituitary disorders, acromegaly and goiters. Then, there is diabetes. Almost every student these days has a family member or friend who suffers from diabetes.
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This newest product in my TpT store includes 29 student pages that cover a range of concepts that are likely to be found in a typical high school biology textbook. I have included a detailed 5-page teacher guide, and of course, a teacher answer key for each student page.
Here are the highlights:
Good luck with your teaching, and have a great school year!