Which organ produces insulin to control blood sugar levels?
LiverNo. The liver produces bile, which digests fats.
Gall BladderNo. The gall bladder stores the bile produced by the liver.
PancreasYes! The pancreas produces insulin.
ThyroidNo. The thyroid produces several hormones which control growth and metabolism, but it does not produce insulin.
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SC.2.L.14.1 Distinguish human body parts (brain, heart, lungs, stomach, muscles, and skeleton) and their basic functions.
SC.5.L.14.1 Identify the organs in the human body and describe their functions, including the skin, brain, heart, lungs, stomach, liver, intestines, pancreas, muscles and skeleton, reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder, and sensory organs.
SC.6.L.14.5 Identify and investigate the general functions of the major systems of the human body (digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, excretory, immune, nervous, and musculoskeletal) and describe ways these systems interact with each other to maintain homeostasis.
MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.