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Homeostasis, Negative Feedback, and Positive Feedback

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So many bodily activities depend on homeostasis! Give learners a solid background to understand the basic process of the human body. Scholars first examine negative feedback loops contributing to body temperature regulation and then a positive feedback loop resulting in blood clotting. The activity also considers a failure of the system by looking at glucose levels and diabetes.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners answer questions individually, then form small groups to discuss answers and create a consensus as a group
  • Ask pupils to create graphic organizers with new terms to record definitions and illustrations
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of the concept of homeostasis
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