You will get to check out the different glands that are found in the human body and what they do. See how they all work together to form your endocrine system.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
What role does the endocrine system play in the body?
~ The endocrine system, which is composed of various glands located throughout the body, produces and releases important chemical substances called hormones. These hormones are responsible for controlling or regulating body processes.
Where is the pituitary gland found, and what does it do?
~ The pituitary gland is found at the base of the brain, connected to the hypothalamus. This gland releases special hormones that control the operation of all other endocrine glands. It also releases growth hormone, which ensures that the body grows and develops properly.
What do the adrenal glands do?
~ The adrenal glands produce and release a hormone that speeds up your metabolism when you are frightened, angry, or excited.
What role does the pancreas play?
~ The pancreas produces and releases insulin and glucagon, two important hormones that regulate blood sugar by reducing or increasing glucose.
Which endocrine glands play pivotal roles in sexual development?
~ The testes in men and the ovaries in women play a vital role in the development and expression of sexual characteristics and make reproduction possible.
|Approximate Time||3 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define the following terms: adrenal gland, adrenal hormone, endocrine system, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, pituitary hormones, pancreatic hormones, sexual hormones, thyroid gland, and thyroid hormones.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||adrenal gland, adrenal hormone, endocrine system, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, pituitary hormones, pancreatic hormones, sexual hormones, thyroid gland, thyroid hormones|