Grade 10 Science Module: The Endocrine System: Glands and Their Hormones

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson.

Our body is composed of different systems working as a whole for it to function well, one of which is endocrine system. What are the glands that involved in endocrine system? What are the hormones being secreted by such glands? How endocrine system worked in relation to other body systems?

This module will help you to answer the above-mentioned questions. It has provided information and activities that will help you understand the endocrine system and the role of hormones involved in reproductive system.

After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. identify the major endocrine glands in the human body;

2. explain the role of hormones involved in the female and male reproductive systems; and

3. explain the different disorders in the endocrine system.

Going through this module can be a meaningful learning experience. All you need to do is make use of your time and resources efficiently. To do this, here are some tips for you:

1. Take the pretest before reading the rest of the module.

2. Take time in reading and understanding the lesson. Follow instructions carefully. Do all activities diligently. This module is designed for independent or self-paced study. It is better to be slow but sure than to hurry and miss the concepts you are supposed to learn.

3. Use a separate sheet of paper for your answers in each activity or assessment. Do not forget to write your name. Label it properly.

4. Try to recall and connect the ideas about Biology that you had in the lower years. Use the concept discussed in the lesson to explain the results of activities or performance task. You may answer in English or a combination of your vernacular and English.

5. Be honest. When doing the activities, record only what you have really observed. Take the self-assessments after each activity, but do not turn to the Answer Key page unless you are done with the entire module.

6. Do not hesitate to ask. If you need to clarify something, approach or contact your teacher or any knowledgeable person available, to help you. You may also look into other references for further information. There is a list of references at the back part of this module.

7. Take the post-test prepared at the end of the module, so you can assess how much you have learned from this module.

8. You can check your answers in the activities, self-assessments, and post-test after you finished the entire module to know how much you have gained from the lesson and the activities.

Grade 10 Science Quarter 3 Self-Learning Module: The Endocrine System: Glands and Their Hormones


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