Endocrine System Unit

Endocrine System Worksheets and Notebook Pages

Endocrine System Unit - Worksheets Notebook Pages and activitiesDo you know the difference between endocrine and exocrine glands? You’ll learn that and more in this new 60-page Endocrine System Unit!

Since I’ve piqued your interest… exocrine glands are those glands that have ducts and lead to the surface of the body… like sweat glands, tear glands (lacrimal glands), and mammary glands whereas endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream

The Endocrine System Packet starts with an endocrine system booklet.  There is a version for younger kids that includes tracing, but there is a second version with fill-in-the-blank pages.  I used that with my middle school and high school kids to start off the unit and give them a broad overview.

Endocrine System Booklet WorksheetsEndocrine System Notebook Pages

The next section goes into detail about the endocrine system as a whole.  These endocrine system worksheets cover

  • What does endocrine mean? What does the endocrine system do? Where are glands located?
  • Hormones
  • Exocrine glands vs. Endocrine glands

Endocrine System Worksheets Glands Hormones hypothalamus pituitary pineal adrenal pancreas and moreEndocrine System Glands

Then there are sections on each of the major glands of the endocrine system:

  • hypothalamus
  • pituitary gland
  • pineal gland
  • adrenal gland
  • pancreas
  • ovaries
  • testes

There are student fill-in-the-blank pages and teacher (full text pages) with the answers are also provided.  There are also blank pages (see pictures down below) if you want your students to research and write in their own information.

Endocrine System Hormones

We talked about the function of some of the major hormones and what their function is in the body. Here are some examples

  • ADH (Antiduretic hormone, sometimes called vasopressin) : Controls the blood fluid and mineral levels in the body by affecting water retention by the kidneys.

  • MSH (Melanocyte): important for protecting the skin from UV rays, development of pigmentation and control of appetite.

  • GH (Growth hormone): Stimulates growth and repair.

Hormone WorksheetsAfter we talked about the pineal gland, we spent some time talking about circadian rhythm. I had a lively conversation about sleep & circadian rhythm with my teens! 🙂 

Pineal Gland and Circadian Rhythm WorksheetsEndocrine System Disorders

Finally, we spent a bit of time talking about some common disorders of the endocrine system such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Addison’s Disease and others.

Common Disorders of the Endocrine System WorksheetsEndocrine System Worksheets

There are some general endocrine system worksheets provided. Students can locate the various endocrine glands. There are pages that students can use to research and write about the endocrine system glands. And there are pages where students can draw or color the most common glands.

Endocrine System WorkhsheetsWhat age is the Endocrine System Unit for?

We didn’t cover this particular human body system until middle school and high school. (My kids were 12 and 15.)  Although there is a booklet for younger students included in this packet, if you have younger kids, I recommend you start with some of the other body systems (Skeletal System, Digestive System, Circulatory System, etc. Those units have a lot of hands-on activities that my kids really enjoyed!)  You can check out our other Human Body System Packets here.

Is this included in the Human Body BUNDLE? 

Yes, this has recently been added to both Human Body BUNDLE options. If you purchased this unit, check your PayPal email address for the update email (with your download link) or email me if you need help and I’ll get that link to you! Check out the Human Body BUNDLE here.

The Endocrine System Packet is 60 pages.  It is $5.75. 

Our packets are PDF digital downloads. After your purchase, remember to check your PayPal email address for the download link. This page answers some Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to email me if you have any questions! ~Liesl

Endocrine System Packet

$5.75

Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link.

Endocrine System Unit - Worksheets Notebook Pages and activities

FAQ: Do you need to purchase any other books or materials to go with the Human Body System packets? No, these materials will work with any books or curriculum resources you have on hand. The answers to various notebook pages and worksheets are provided.  We tended to get a lot (10-20!!) books from the library and we’d read through those as we covered a particular topic.  When my kids were younger, we did a number of activities from the Body Book (which can be found here affiliate link). I photocopied things onto cardstock. For example, the kids made a skeleton that was about 3 feet once it was put together! They really enjoyed doing that, though it is not necessary to purchase that!

Human Body Systems BUNDLE

$8.99 A Study of Cells Unit (150+pages) Animal and Plant Cells, Cell Theory, Organelles of the Cell, Photosynthesis and More

$4.50 Human Body Systems (Organization: Cells, Tissues, Organs, Systems) (50+ pages)

$5.75 Skeletal System Packet (90 pages)

$5.99 Digestive System (100+ pages)

$5.75 Circulatory System Unit (40 pages)

$5.75 Muscular System Unit (50+ pages)

$3.50 Nervous System Packet (20+ pages)

$25.00 Human Body BUNDLE OPTION 1: Human Body Systems, Skeletal System Packet, Digestive System, Circulatory System Unit, Muscular System Packet, Nervous System Packet, Endocrine System, Reproductive System Worksheets (Does not include the Study of Cells Unit.)

$29.99 Human Body BUNDLE OPTION 2: Human Body Systems, A Study of Cells Unit, Skeletal System Packet, Digestive System, Circulatory System Unit,  Muscular System Packet, Nervous System Packet, Endocrine System, Reproductive System Worksheets (We often talked about cells as we started our Human Body Units… then went on to talk about human body cells, tissues, organs & systems… and then would move on to a different body system each year. Generally as homeschoolers, we covered just one or two major body systems each year before moving on to another science topic.)

Not included in the HUMAN BODY BUNDLES, but if you have younger kids you might be interested in this unit:

$5.99 Five Senses Unit: This 100+ page Five Senses Unit has dozens of hands-on activities and detailed, colorful worksheets for learning all about the five senses – sight & the eye, hearing & the ear, taste & the tongue, smell & the nose, touch & the skin. (NOTE: This unit is NOT included in the Human Body BUNDLE options.) Recommended for PreK to Early Elementary. View Post, image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5

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