Monday, October 23, 2017

Endocrine System Assignment

In class you will do a little basic research on the endocrine system and the impact it has on behavior.  First you will find out about the endocrine system in general, and then you will focus a little more on a specific assigned gland.

Because I'm nothing if not whimsical, you will present this information in the form of a "yearbook page" for your gland.  You will then briefly present your page to the class and it will be posted on this website.

You can find the template for your yearbook page here.  You are welcome to copy the page or to create something similar from scratch.  If you choose to create your own template, please make sure you are answering all the same questions.

Here is what you should do to complete this assignment:

1.  Find some information about the endocrine system in general.  Using that information, come up with your school MOTTO and MISSION.  (Note, the word HORMONE should be somewhere in your mission at least).*

2.  Find some information about your assigned gland and use that information to fill in the rest of the page.  Obviously you should be creative, but you also want to make sure that you are communicating useful information about the gland and how it impacts behavior.*

*Make sure you include where you found the information  (copies of the links is fine) on your "thank you!" page.

When you have completed your page, please share it with me - make sure the settings are such that it can be VIEWED but not EDITED.  Once I have all of the pages, I will post links on this website so that you can make yourself familiar with the different glands to prepare for the test.

This is a 20 point assignment.  10 points will be a group grade, based on how clearly and creatively you present information about the endocrine system and your assigned gland (in other words, someone who knows nothing about the endocrine system and your gland could read your page and get a clear understanding of both, but without being bored).  10 points will be an individual grade based on what I see as to your contributions in class and during the presentation, and an assessment done by all members of the group.

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