This worksheet reinforces the location, gland name and action of the hormones secreted by the endocrine system. This two-page worksheet can be used as an in-class activity or as a quiz for the endocrine system. The worksheets are fill-in-the-blank and has three sections:
-Students are given the action and must list the hormone responsible for the action
-Students are given the hormone and must list the gland that secretes it
-Students are given the location/region of the body and must list the gland
Students can work individually or in teams, thereby promoting teamwork and discussion.
You will receive the following:
1. Student worksheet/quiz (2 pages). There are 50 fill-in-the-blank questions. Two forms are included, Form A and Form B, that contain the exact same 50 questions but in a different order in an effort to promote academic integrity among your students. Files are included as a Word document.
2. Instructor key (2 pages). Two forms are included, Form A and Form B, that contain the exact same questions with answers to match the student worksheets. Files are included as a Word document.
This worksheet can be used in many ways:
Prior to Instruction: Rather than presenting the endocrine system to the students, have the students take the initiative with their textbook (or online resources) to complete the worksheets. In this way students have introduced themselves to gland names, hormones and locations. This helps to “flip the classroom.”
Review after Instruction: After a presentation of the endocrine system, the worksheets can be used to help students review gland names, locations and hormones and connect them to each other in different ways.
Grades: This worksheet is best used for high school students in General Biology or Anatomy and Physiology. Additionally, this activity has been used in college level Anatomy and Physiology courses. It is especially well-suited for a community college course in Anatomy and Physiology that serve as pre-requisites for nursing and other allied health fields.
Time: Due to its versatility, students could spend only 10 minutes or up to 45 minutes depending on how the instructor prefers to utilize the worksheet.
Student Preparation: Students can either be well-prepared with a background in the endocrine system or use this activity as a “starting place” to organize the material, depending on the instructor’s preference.
Standards: Life Science: Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
Grades 9-12 – use as review of previous material
• Describe how the nervous and endocrine systems coordinate various body functions.
College – Use as an introductory tool or review exercise
I’d love to hear your feedback on this activity!