Ch 24: The Urinary & Endocrine Systems Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Urinary and Endocrine Systems chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the functions of the kidneys and liver. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Urinary and Endocrine Systems chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The anatomy of the urinary system The ways in which toxins are removed from the body
Tuesday Function of the liver and thyroid conditions The role of the liver in detoxifying the body;
An explanation of hyperthyroidism
Wednesday The kidneys and malfunctions of the pituitary gland How the kidneys help the body retain the fluids it needs;
Common pituitary disorders
Thursday Hormones and the endocrine system The processes by which the endocrine glands make hormones;
The physiology and hormones of the endocrine system
Friday The pancreas and adrenal glands Pancreatic disorders and possible treatments;
The location and function of the adrenal glands

9 Lessons in Chapter 24: The Urinary & Endocrine Systems Lesson Plans
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Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System

1. Gross Anatomy of the Urinary System

Our body must detoxify and cleanse itself to thrive. That is why we depend so heavily on our liver and urinary system. In this lesson, we'll explore how toxins are filtered by our organs and how urine is formed and expelled with the nephron, bladder, ureters, and urethra.

Kidneys: Structure & Function

2. Kidneys: Structure & Function

Your kidneys don't get a lot of attention, but they are important to your health. Learn about your kidneys and the jobs they do, like filtering wastes out of your blood, balancing fluids, adjusting your blood pressure and helping to make blood cells.

Liver: Structure & Function

3. Liver: Structure & Function

Your liver is a big organ with big jobs. It sits on the right-hand side of your body and helps out with many different tasks that keep you healthy, such as cleaning your blood, storing energy, and making bile and cholesterol.

Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System

4. Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System

This lesson introduces the endocrine system and provides a brief overview of each endocrine gland. It also provides the definition of hormones and describes their general function inside the body.

Pituitary Dysfunction: Disorders and Symptoms

5. Pituitary Dysfunction: Disorders and Symptoms

The pituitary gland secretes hormones that affect growth, reproductive ability, and water retention. If there is a hypo- or hyper-secretion of these hormones, the result can be a number of conditions, including pituitary dwarfism, gigantism, acromegaly, sterility, or diabetes insipidus.

Thyroid Disorders: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism & Thyroidectomy

6. Thyroid Disorders: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism & Thyroidectomy

The thyroid gland produces hormones that help set your metabolic rate. This lesson will discuss conditions of the thyroid gland, including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, and their related symptoms.

Pancreas: Structure & Function

7. Pancreas: Structure & Function

Your pancreas is an organ that is tucked in behind your stomach. It helps out with digestion, but in this lesson you will learn about the two hormones it produces named insulin and glucagon and how they keep your blood sugar level balanced.

Adrenal Glands: Structure & Function

8. Adrenal Glands: Structure & Function

Your adrenal glands look like little hats sitting on top of your kidneys. Even though they are small, they produce some very important hormones. Learn how hormones from your adrenal glands help you deal with stress and keep fluids balanced.

Disorders of the Pancreas: Types, Symptoms & Treatments

9. Disorders of the Pancreas: Types, Symptoms & Treatments

The pancreas produces insulin. If the pancreas is incapable of producing insulin or cells do not respond to this hormone, then a person can develop diabetes mellitus. In this lesson, you will learn about diabetes and how it relates to the pancreas.

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