Controlling blood sugar levels (Higher)

This lesson looks at how blood glucose concentrations increase and decrease throughout the day. It also looks into the roles that insulin and glucagon play in controlling blood glucose concentrations.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What does the thermoregulatory centre detect changes in?

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Q2.In order for the hairs on your skin to stand on end, the erector muscles in the skin must....

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Q3.Shivering is caused by a series of rapid muscle contractions. What chemical reaction must occur quickly for this to take place?

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Q4.Q4, A constant internal body temperature is maintained by what feedback process?

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Q5.If we increase the temperature, what will happen to the volume of water lost via sweating?

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Q6.What effect would the increase in temperature have on the volume of urine the person lost?

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Q7.When exercising, a students face becomes flushed. What process is causing this change in colour?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What does the thermoregulatory centre detect changes in?

1/7

Q2.In order for the hairs on your skin to stand on end, the erector muscles in the skin must....

2/7

Q3.Shivering is caused by a series of rapid muscle contractions. What chemical reaction must occur quickly for this to take place?

3/7

Q4.Q4, A constant internal body temperature is maintained by what feedback process?

4/7

Q5.If we increase the temperature, what will happen to the volume of water lost via sweating?

5/7

Q6.What effect would the increase in temperature have on the volume of urine the person lost?

6/7

Q7.When exercising, a students face becomes flushed. What process is causing this change in colour?

7/7

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Quiz:

Controlling blood glucose levels

This quiz will assess your knowledge based on this lesson.

Q1.What is the name of the gland that secretes insulin?

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Q2.How is insulin transported in the body?

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Q3.Which of the activities below would increase blood glucose concentrations?

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Q4.Which of the activities below would cause an increase in insulin levels within the blood?

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Q5.Why is glucose stored as glycogen?

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Q6.What does glucagon stimulate liver cells to do?

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Q7.Glucose concentrations in the blood are controlled by what mechanism?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Controlling blood glucose levels

This quiz will assess your knowledge based on this lesson.

Q1.What is the name of the gland that secretes insulin?

1/7

Q2.How is insulin transported in the body?

2/7

Q3.Which of the activities below would increase blood glucose concentrations?

3/7

Q4.Which of the activities below would cause an increase in insulin levels within the blood?

4/7

Q5.Why is glucose stored as glycogen?

5/7

Q6.What does glucagon stimulate liver cells to do?

6/7

Q7.Glucose concentrations in the blood are controlled by what mechanism?

7/7

Lesson summary: Controlling blood sugar levels (Higher)

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