Multiple choice exam style questions- diet "Corners" activity (place posters on each sub topic in corners of the room. Students work as a group to visit posters and return to teach each other what they have learned so that each student can comp
A worksheet aimed at advanced level biology students, this resource focuses on the mechanism of action of agonists and antagonists. The worksheet includes a diagram and explanation of how agonists and antagonists work, followed by some examples of common drugs and chemicals that can act as agonists or antagonists of the autonomic nervous system.
A diagram of the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system is included and is required for the final page of the worksheet - a series of questions that asks students to predict the effect of various drugs and poisons (e.g. beta blockers, muscarine, atropine, etc).
This is a good activity for making the link between theory and practice; most students really enjoy being able to predict the action of a drug from a simple understanding of its mechanism.
A second, shorter worksheet is also included on the same topic which could be used as a revision activity once the key concepts have been taught.
Key words: agonist, anatgonist, sympathetic, parasympathetic, sympathetic, autonomic, muscarine, beta blockers, atropine, noradrenaline, acetylcholine, sarin
A worksheet aimed at advanced biology students, this resource serves as a recap of key events that occur during muscle contraction. The worksheet includes reference to the appearance of striated muscle fibres when in a state of contraction and relaxation (e.g. I bands, A-bands, H-zone) and the sequence of events that occur at the neuromuscular junction when a nerve impuse triggers muscle contraction.
Key words: muscle, fibres, A-band, I-band, H-zone, contraction, relaxation, calcium, troponin, tropomyosin, myosin, actin
A worksheet aimed at advanced biology students, this resource provides a series of questions to recap the basic microscopic structure of muscle fibres and their arrangement.
Key words: Muscle, fibre, myofibril, contraction, actin, myosin, A-band, I-band, H-zone
A worksheet aimed at advanced level biology students, this resource provides students with a diagram and explanation of the appearance of a typical sarcomere. Students are required to use this diagram to label an actual micrograph image. The activity is a worthwhile exercise in getting students to relate the actual appearance of striated muscle tissue to the diagrams commonly shown in textbooks.
Keywords: sarcomere, myofibril, muscle, z-line, h-zone, a-band, i band, striated