Web Quest


Today on my online class I had to create an online scavenger hunt. I enjoyed this althought I had to rack my brain to find a topic…..ha ha OK, that was an intended pun…. Here is what I came up with .



The Pituitary Gland

Author Nicole Lafountain


Student’s Name _____________________________________________________________


  1. I.                   Introduction

This assignment is for you to use the technology of the worldwide web to hunt for answers to the questions provided.

Answers should be in your own word do not just copy and paste.

There are six sites that contain the information that you need it is your mission to find the answers.


  1. II.               Questions
    1. What System is the Pituitary Gland part of ?









  1. Approximately what size is the pituitary gland? For example Golf ball, Grapefruit, Basketball









  1. The Pituitary Gland is often referred to as the ______ Gland.











  1. Oxytocin is produced by which lobe of the Pituitary  Gland.











  1. Name 3 Hormones that the Pituitary Gland Regulates.









  1. Where is the Pituitary Gland located ?










  1. III.            Internet Resources


  1. http://www.innerbody.com/image/endo01.html


2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/anatomyvideos/000099.htm


3. http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/pituitary-gland


4. http://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/animations/pituitary-gland




5. http://www.pituitarysociety.org/public/overview/


6. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/pituitary-gland-tumor


  1. IV.             The Big Question

You were diagnosed with a Pituitary prolactinoma. What do you have (in layman’s terms) and what doctors would you go to see first?

Explain what hormones that are secreted by your condition and what the side effects of the hormones are ? Extra credit if you can tell me, one way they would have diagnosed you.







































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