The Bodies Thermostat: How we stay the same temperature

 

 

1. What is homeostasis?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the normal body temperature range?       

 

3. What object can we relate the Hypothalamus (pictured above) and it’s function?

 

4. What turns up the temperature in the Hypothalamus? Who releases these chemicals?

 

5. Describe the two mechanisms the hypothalamus uses to turn up the heat and how they work.

                       

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FEVER BROKE- Now, how do we lower the temperature?

 

6. Describe the two mechanisms the hypothalamus uses to cool down and how they work.

 

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7. How would you describe the feeling of “chills”? What is this due to?

 

8. How would you describe the feeling of “sweats”? What is this due to?

 

Extension:

 

9. Why does temperature need to be closely regulated in the body?

    What would the consequences to the body if temperature was too high?

    What would the consequences to the body if temperature was too low?

 

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