This resource focuses on the biological concepts of feedback, diabetes, insulin, and glucocorticoids. My students practice graphing frequently and they really enjoy using interactive notebook activities like the ones included in this package.
page 1 TEACHERS GUIDE suggestions about how to use these activities effectively in your classroom
pages 2-5 READING ABOUT FEEDBACK – a short descriptive informational text piece summarizing the action of the nervous system and the endocrine system in maintaining homeostasis using feedback mechanisms.
BLOOD GLUCOSE THE RISE AND FALL – a description of normal blood glucose accompanies two sets of data for graphing on a single graph. Related questions. MATCHING – digestive system organs and pancreas. CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE – short essay style question about the pancreas and its effects.
pages 6-7 BUILDING A FEEDBACK DIAGRAM – Interactive notebook activity - cut apart the diagram pieces and put together the diagram showing how insulin helps maintain blood sugar homeostasis. Related short response questions. Page 7 is intentionally blank to remind you to copy the cut-apart page without anything else on the back.
pages 8-9 CORTISOL: A GLUCOCORTICOID HORMONE A basic reading passage that describes the source and function of cortisol. Accompanying questions.
pages 10-11 ARSENIC AND GLUCOCORTICOIDS A description of arsenic and the results of arsenic poisoning as it related to glucocorticoid function.
COMPLETE ANSWER KEY INCLUDED.
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