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Don't expect much from this presentation. It contains five slides in addition to the title. The first describes homeostasis, the second states that it operates at all levels and lists the biological hierarchy, the third gives three examples: body temperature, water balance, and blood chemistry. The fourth slide lists how a body cools down and the fifth lists how a body warms up. If all you want is phrases to support your lecture, you might find this set of slides useful.
In this homeostasis worksheet, students sketch and label graphs showing homeostasis for the following conditions: blood glucose, temperature, systolic blood pressure, and blood pH. Students define and give an example of positive feedback. This worksheet has 5 graphs and 4 short answer questions.
In this experimental design and homeostasis worksheet, students complete 20 sentences with key terms about designing experiments, gathering data, graphing data and determining controls. They also complete sentences about homeostasis and an experiment about muscle fatigue.
Have your young biologists consider body organization and homeostasis by answering the thirteen questions on this worksheet. Unfortunately, not all biology textbooks cover these two topics within the same chapter, so you may not be able to use this as a reading guide. You most likely teach homeostasis when you teach body organization, making this resource useful as a note-taking guide or review.
Here's a five-star lesson plan in which inquisitors conduct sophisticated experimentation with cellular respiration in plant seeds. Placing seeds in a closed system they measure the amount carbon dioxide produced and relate it to respiration rates, varying either the moisture, temperature, or amount of light. Thorough background information and teachers' notes are provided, but the mentioned lab sheet is not. If your biologists, ecologists, or botanists are able to perform this inquiry, then they can also write their own lab reports.
When nature calls, you need to answer. Physiology learners discover that it is a just your body's way of regulating pressure and water content. Along with osmoregulation, they also examine thermoregulation, two vital processes with which organisms maintain homeostasis. This is geared toward AP biology classes and makes a balanced reassessment of internal regulation when studying human anatomy and physiology.