Topic 13 revision notes in downloadable word format; to be completed.
The Kidney & Nephron from the Khan Academy in 18m 37s and in much more detail than we need:
For self-assessment questions, with exercises and discussions, just click on the correct topic at Biology GCSE & IGCSE Question Bank. The s-cool revision site lets you revise the topic, summarizes the topic & tests you on it. Skoool gives you a lesson, including progress questions, for each Biology topic but you’ll need sound on for it. GCSE Bitesize has revision pages (that take you through the topic), a test and an activity.
An excellent powerpoint that covers it all:
A good powerpoint that includes osmoregulation:
14.4 Homeostasis notes in downloadable word format.
A lesson on Thermoregulation from Mr Dare:
Science Bank 16 (Homeostasis): part 1 – controlling Temperature (to 5m 10s), part 2 – controlling Water Levels (to 9m) & part 3 – controlling Blood Sugar Level (to 14m 10s):
Mr Paul Andersen (from Bozeman High) describes Osmoregulation (including in fish which you don’t need to know) in a 8m 57s lesson.
Osmoregulator or Osmoconformer? Here are two videos about contractile vacuoles in Paramecium (they are osmoregulators): Paramecium vacuole (1m video) and contractile vacuole (a 27s explanation). If it goes wrong – Paramecium exploding!
A nice introduction to how the kidneys work (from TED-Ed):
An animated, narrated tutorial on the mammalian kidney which also includes a quiz (from Sinauer Associates).
In Crash Course Biology #29 – The Excretory System: From Your Heart to the Toilet, Hank takes us on the fascinating journey through our excretory system to learn how our kidneys make pee.
A fantastic animated tutorial from McGraw Hill Education on hemoglobin breakdown.
What does the Liver do? – a three and a half minute lesson from TED-Ed:
One Body by XVIVO (2m 14s):
Get Body Smart: superb interactive, illustrated tutorials and quizzes on human anatomy and physiology.
6.6 Hormones, Homeo & Repro notes to complete (created by Mrs Green).
IB Biology 6.6 notes – Cheryl Haus talks us through the topic while making notes in a 1 hour video.
Some past paper questions answered by IB Blueprint: Nerves, hormones and homeostasis – Paper 1 Questions ; Nerves, hormones and homeostasis – Paper 2; Reproduction – Paper 1 Questions; Reproduction – Paper 2 Questions.
Crash Course Biology #33: Great Glands – Your Endocrine System (11m). Hank also does Endocrine System, part 1 – Glands & Hormones (Crash Course A&P #23) in 10m 24s and part 2, Hormone Cascades (Crash Course A&P #24) in 9m 33s.
The Endocrine system explained in under 4 minutes – a nice introductory video – or here is a 5m video The Endocrine System in more detail than you need or Mr Andersesn’s The Endocrine System in 13m 47s.
HOMEOSTASIS & NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
‘What does the Pancreas do?’ (from Emma Bryce & TED-Ed):
THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE & HORMONES
In Crash Course Biology #34 – The Reproductive System: How Gonads Go, Hank lets us in on the meaning of life, at least from a biological perspective – it’s reproduction.
The physics of sperm vs. the physics of sperm whales from TED-Ed.