Posts Tagged ‘homeostasis’

How do you make a hormone?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Illu_endocrine_system from wikimedia commons

Ask Mr. Hobbins the answer to that one!

Next up is the Endocrine System, which consists of glands that produce hormones that travel in the bloodstream to various sites of action.  We’ll look at this from the perspective of coordination and control, so will be defining the term homeostasisand looking at examples of this in the body.

Questions we’ll tackle:

  • What is the endocrine system and how does it function?
  • What is homeostasis and how does it work?
  • How is body temperature is regulated?
  • How are blood glucose levels maintained?
  • What’s the difference between type I and type II diabetes?

Another great presentation from Mr Taylor.

Systems performance task

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

You will try and put together much of the ideas we have been learning over the past months with this assignment.  You will choose one of the following systems to design:

  • Design a system to transport mangoes from the Philippines to France.
  • Design a system to detect typhoons/earthquakes/ tsunamis etc, and warn people.
  • Design a system to lift an injured elephant from the ground onto a truck (1.5m high).
  • Design a system to help a person with diabetes maintain a constant sugar level in their blood.

You make work alone or with a partner.  Start by reading this rubric:  Rubric for systems performance task

How do you make a hormone?

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Illu_endocrine_system from wikipedia commons

Illu_endocrine_system from wikipedia commons

Ask Mr. Hobbins the answer to that one!

Next up is the Endocrine System, which consists of glands that produce hormones that travel in the bloodstream to various sites of action.  We’ll look at this from the perspective of coordination and control, so will be defining the term homeostasis and looking at examples of this in the body.

Questions we’ll tackle:

  • What is the endocrine system and how does it function?
  • What is homeostasis and how does it work?
  • How is body temperature is regulated?
  • How are blood glucose levels maintained?
  • What’s the difference between type I and type II diabetes?