This page contains the course content relating to 3.4.5 ‘Drugs can affect how we perceive the world around us’. Here you’ll find the lessons related to this topic organised by date with a description of the lesson and all the resources related to it.
During period 4 I want us to review these learning objectives:
Here’s a powerpoint we will use as a starting point.
We’ll also use this lino that we created last week to help us answer some past paper questions about hypothermia.
Following on from this we will use period 5 to review our learning of the whole topic. I will get you to highlight areas of the syllabus that you feel we need to concentrate on both in remaining lesson that we (may) have available to us, and on the crammer day (Monday 7th Jan).
For this you will need a specification.
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By the end of today’s lesson you should be able to annotate this diagram to explain the role that insulin and glucagon play in regulating blood glucose levels.
Exam questions: Blood glucose questions
Powerpoint: Regulation of blood glucose concentration
A slightly different way of organising the learning objectives this week. I think it would be a better idea to post the week’s learning objectives as a block rather than breaking each lesson down so you can see what you will be doing on Friday at the beginning of the week.
Below is our canvas for the muscles lesson from this topic.
It looks as if there’s a vast amount of stuff there but if you read through it you’ll discover that some of the stuff we’ve already covered and I’m hoping that the parts about visual perception will be quite straight forward.
Here are some websites to get you started:
And a powerpoint that we’ll use in the lesson:
In tomorrow’s session we shall be looking at the following learning objectives:
Candidates should be able to use their knowledge of the functioning of the nervous system to explain how drugs can influence the functioning of the brain and so affect mood and perception of reality
• LSD and cocaine affecting the actions of monoamine neurotransmitters
• marijuana binding to THC receptors
• nicotine binding to nicotinic receptors in the brain and sympathetic ganglia.
The biology mad page on drugs and synapses is a mine of information. We’ll use it in the lesson to fill in a table explaining the effects of the 4 drugs named above on synapses.
This powerpoint (Synapses_and_Drugs) is a good start (it’s where I found the link to the biology mad page) although it talks about alcohol and barbiturates which aren’t on our specification.
In tomorrow’s session we’ll be looking at the following objectives from section 3.4.5:
We’ll start by looking at this video and use it to prompt a discussion on how we would adapt the animation to show the action potential moving down the axon.
We’ll use this questions sheet (Nervous System) as a prompt. If anyone wants to they can answer the questions or we could use them as discussion points that you could make notes on.
What I think would be a good idea is if we then split into pairs and then each tackle a separate part of the stuff we’ve done so far and write an exam question for the rest of the class to answer.
For the second part of the lesson we’ll look at synapses. I will probably use this powerpoint so have a look at it if you get chance (Synaptic Transmisson).
Hope to see you all full of enthusiasm and raring to go tomorrow morning!
Today we will be using the following resources:
Here’s some homework for you relating to this lesson. I want you you to do this question for Monday 26/11/12.
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