- Human Homeostasis Gizmo Essay

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Name: _________Mishana Sturdivant___ Date: _09/03/2012______ - Human Homeostasis

Vocabulary: dehydration, heat stroke, homeostasis, hypothermia, involuntary, thermoregulation, voluntary

Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.)
A thermostat is a device that regulates the temperature inside a building.

1. What does a thermostat do if it gets too cool? __It would turn on the heater or turn off the A/C___________

2. What does a thermostat do if it gets too hot? ____It would activate the Air Conditioning or turn of the Heat

3. How do our bodies sometimes act like a thermostat? __When we are cold, we shiver to heat up and reach or equilibrium
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Based on this comparison, fill in the last column of the data table.

A. Which factor raised body temperature the most? ___Exercising___________

B. Why do you think this process raises body temperature? __Your body is doing the most movement and it requires several parts of the body

C. Which factor lowered body temperature the most? _____Sweating_______

D. Why do you think this process lowers body temperature? __it lowers body temperature to maintain the body’s equilibrium

|Activity B: |Get the Gizmo ready: |[pic] |
| |Click Reset. | |
|Thermoregulation | | |

Introduction: Thermoregulation is the process in which a steady temperature is maintained inside the body. Some responses to temperature changes, such as sweating and shivering, are involuntary—they occur automatically. Other actions, such as exercising or putting on clothes, are called voluntary responses because they are things we have to think about doing.

Question: In the Human Homeostasis Gizmo, you can control both involuntary and voluntary

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