Homeostasis

Control a simulated person running on a treadmill. Your challenge is to use clothing, exercise, and sweat to maintain a constant body temperature as air temperature goes up and down. Sweating (perspiration) can be controlled automatically by the Gizmo or, for a challenge, manually by the user. Don't forget to eat and drink!

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Determine how our bodies maintain a stable internal temperature in spite of variations in outside temperature.
  • Regulate the body temperature of a simulated person using clothing, exercise, and sweat.
  • Understand the consequences of letting body temperature get too high or too low.
  • Understand that food and water are necessary for the body to function.
  • Understand that drinking water is required for the body to produce sweat.
VOCABULARY:
  • dehydration, heat stroke, homeostasis, hypothermia, thermoregulation

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