Because you always wondered what was happening in your endocrine system.
Considering how much time we spend in our bodies, it's a little ridiculous how little most of us know about how they work. It's kind of like driving the same car you whole life and never figuring out how to adjust the mirrors and use the high beams. In this course, we're going to crack open our owner's manual. You'll gain an appreciation of all the moving parts necessary to keep your bodies not only alive, but accomplishing all the amazing things they do in a day.
This four-week course course is a crash-course overview of our seven major body systems: the respiratory, nervous, endocrine, excretion, digestion, muscular, and immune. Each of the systems will have at least one associated reading covering the basic terms and concepts, activity that require students to get their hands (metaphorically) dirty, and quiz to check comprehension.
If you're a teacher, this course is a great mini-unit to slot into a high-school biology course. We even have the test covered.
Unit 1. Human Physiology
This course is a basic overview of the systems of the body. We'll cover: homeostasis, the respiratory system, the nervous system, the digestive system, the endocrine system, the kidney and liver, hormones, muscles, and the immune system. We cap it all off with a comprehensive test.
- Course Length: 4 weeks
- Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, College
- Course Type: Short Course
Just what the heck is a Shmoop Online Course?
Common Core Standards
The following standards are covered in this course:CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1