With this Keeping a Balance: Homeostasis and Negative Feedback Kit, you'll learn how negative feedback mechanisms are used to maintain homeostasis - or the steady state of physical and chemical conditions in living organisms.
First, study how a fictional creature, called a "Cupple," maintains homeostasis with a hands-on simulation. Learn first-hand how easy it is to imbalance homeostasis and the crucial nature of feedback mechanisms! Then, use a series of graphics to explore how negative feedback mechanisms, like that of the Cupple, are used by the human body to regulate temperature.
Step into the seat of a medical practitioner and consider the importance of human homeostasis. Then, expand your understanding of how blood sugar concentration is regulated!
Each kit comes with a detailed teacher's guide and a complete student worksheet. Additionally, aside from scissors and safety goggles, all supplies needed to conduct the hands-on activities are included. No specialized lab equipment is required - making this a perfect learning activity for all types of schools and homes.
Time to complete: 2-3 Class Periods (about 40 minutes each) with homework
From the Manufacturer: Active Inquiry, Ready-to-Go, Cost-Effective and Student/Teacher Friendly! This Science Take-Out kit was designed by experienced science educators who understand the diverse needs of teachers and their students. The Science Take-Out team has extensive expertise in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and assessment. All Science Take-Out kits are thoroughly field-tested to ensure that they are student-friendly, teacher-friendly, and meet significant learning objectives. These innovative and easy-to-use hands-on science activity kits are designed for use by individuals or small groups of students. The activities do not require any special laboratory equipment and can be used in any educational setting.
Keeping a Balance: Homeostasis and Negative Feedback Kit Includes:
- Student instructions
- Teacher Guide
- Negative Feedback Graphic Organizer cards
- 1 tube of “Cupple Blood”
- 1 tube of “Sugar"
- 1 tube of “Exercise”
- 2 labeled droppers
- 1 small cup labeled “Cupple”
Also required, but not included: scissors, safety goggles
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