Homeostatic Loops

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When someone is hot and their face is red, it is due to capillaries bringing blood closer to the surface of our skin so more heat can be lost. In the video, learners explore homeostasis and its role in the human body. Four homeostatic loops are important in biology—temperature, blood glucose, blood calcium, and osmolarity  and scholars see how these work to maintain a stable internal environment in the body. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair learners and ask them to further explore one of the four homeostatic loops and present findings to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • This is video 18 in a series of 21
  • Be sure students have access to the Internet if flipping the classroom
  • Fits best in an AP Biology or higher level biology class due to the depth of the content
Pros

  • High-quality diagrams and images enhance the appeal of the video
  • Provides closed captioning for learners who have a hard time with English or have hearing disabilities
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS