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Ch 22: The Urinary & Endocrine Systems: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Urinary and Endocrine Systems chapter of this Middle School Life Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the human urinary and endocrine systems. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving the urinary and endocrine systems required in a typical middle school life science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other life science work.
  • Identify the urinary or endocrine systems concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our Middle School Life Science Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the human urinary and endocrine systems and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding liver and kidney functions, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, hormones, pituitary disorders or any other urinary or endocrine systems topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning about science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their urinary and endocrine systems unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in middle school life science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about the urinary and endocrine systems simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about the urinary and endocrine systems on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Study the urinary system, including the bladder, kidneys and urethra
  • Understand the structure and purpose of the liver and kidneys
  • Learn about the hormones and describe their functions
  • Study the glands of the endocrine system
  • Identify disorders of the pituitary and thyroid glands as well as the pancreas
  • Explore the structure and function of the pancreas and adrenal glands

5 Lessons in Chapter 22: The Urinary & Endocrine Systems: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Hormones: Definition, Function & Intro to the Endocrine System

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

Disorders of the Pancreas: Types, Symptoms & Treatments

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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