Monthly Archives: November 2014

Muscles and movement

In this unit we will be looking at the following key questions: Why do muscles work in pairs? What is a sarcomere and what does it have to do with muscle contraction? How do muscles contract? A great presentation on … Continue reading

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Excretory system

OK – this is the next-to-last section of the syllabus before we break for Christmas.  Here are some of the key points we’ll learn: What is excretion? (And what isn’t) How to draw and label a diagram of the kidney. … Continue reading

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Hormones and the Endocrine system

Next up is the Endocrine System, which consists of glands that produce hormones that travel in the bloodstream to various sites of action.  We’ll look at this from the perspective of coordination and control, so will be defining the term homeostasis and … Continue reading

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