Homeostasis and Negative/Positive Feedback

We all need a little feedback, both positive and negative! Take on one of the trickier Biology 1 concepts using a thoughtfully worded video from a fantastic biology playlist. The narrator explains both types of feedback with plenty of very relatable examples.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Pass out blank flow charts for pupils to pencil in during the video to keep track of feedback processes
  • After the video, pair students together and have them come up with additional examples of positive and negative feedback loops in the human body
Classroom Considerations
  • It might be helpful to talk a little about hormones and how they work before watching the video
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Pros
  • The narrator's description of her cold-blooded lizard basking under a heat lamp is a great intro to the topic
  • Animates each loop to help viewers understand how both loops work
Cons
  • None
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