5E Instructional Model Plan:

Glucose Regulation in Humans 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching glucose regulation in humans using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

5-6 days

Because the endocrine system is involved in the regulation of blood glucose-- through the hormones insulin and glucagon?this is a slightly more complex topic than thermoregulation. Also, students may know of insulin as part of the treatment for diabetes. In this unit, however, we are only looking at insulin in terms of its role in maintaining homeostasis. The disruption of homeostasis in diabetics comes up in the next unit.