Lesson Plan: Hormonal Control in Humans Biology

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to recall the types of endocrine glands and the characteristics and functions of hormones in the human body.


Students will be able to

  • state some of the functions of human hormones,
  • describe the glands that are present in humans to be exocrine, endocrine, and mixed glands,
  • compare amino acid-based hormones to steroid hormones in terms of structure and function,
  • outline how scientists discovered animal hormones, including the contributions of Bernar and Starling and their work on the liver and pancreas,
  • recall examples of gastrointestinal hormones and their role in the body.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the general outline of the major organs in the human body.


Students will not cover

  • the second messenger model.

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