This activity bundle includes four titled spreadsheet tables, where in column one students are presented with a situation (stimulus or imbalance) in the body. Then students write the hormone best suited for addressing the situation in column two. They then identify the endocrine gland or organ from which the activated hormone originated in column three. In the last column, students explain why the hormone was summoned.
This series typically consumes three forty-five minute lessons in my human anatomy and physiology class, which averages out to one table per lesson.
This series features twenty-one hormones in the endocrine system. They are ACTH, Aldosterone, ADH, Calcitonin, Cortisol, Epinephrine, Estrogen, FSH, Glucagon, GH, Insulin, LH, Melatonin, Oxytocin, PTH, Prolactin, T3/T4, Testosterone, Thymosin, and TSH.
I scripted an additional one-page word bank table designed for all four tables. It features the full names of the hormones next to their abbreviations, the listing of secreting endocrine glands or organs, and bulleted "why this hormone?" reasons
Four pages of color-coated answer keys are provided.