Pointers for the 4th Periodic Exam

4th Periodic Exam Coverage

Muscular System (30%)

  • Structure and functions of muscles
  • Origin and evolution of the muscular system
  • Types of muscles
  • Contraction of skeletal muscles and the sliding filament theory
  • Fast and slow twitch muscles

Nervous System (35%)

  • Structure and functions of neurons
  • Reflex arcs
  • Action potentials
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Invertebrate nervous systems
  • Trends in the development of the vertebrate nervous system
  • Parts of the vertebrate brain
  • Divisions of the peripheral nervous system

Plant Hormones and the Endocrine System (25%)

  • Functions of plant hormones
  • Relationships between the endocrine and nervous system
  • Action of hormones on target cells
  • Invertebrate hormones
  • Vertebrate hormones
  • Feedback mechanisms

Reproductive System (10%)

  • Sexual and asexual reproduction
  • Fertilization
  • Vertebrate reproductive systems
  • Human female reproductive cycle
    • View a flash file here that will test your understanding

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