Chapter 28: Human Systems and Homeostasis

Human Body

Game in which you rotate human organs to the proper orientation and then place them in a virtual body

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/3djigsaw_02/index.shtml?organs

(Main Idea: Specialized cells function together in tissues, organs, organ systems, and the whole organism.)

 

 

Homeostasis

Interactive animation explaining how the body maintains homeostasis by regulating water content, ion content, body temperature, and blood glucose concentration

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel/responses_to_environment/homeostasisact.shtml

(Main Idea: Conditions within the body must remain within a narrow range.)

 

 

Feedback Regulation

Interactive animation explaining how the body uses negative feedback loops to maintain homeostasis

http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/biosnippets/

(Main Idea: Negative feedback loops are necessary for homeostasis.)

 

 

Diabetes

Animated video explaining how Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes affect the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/blood-sugar/MM00641

(Main Idea: A disruption of homeostasis can be harmful.)

 

 

Diabetes Management

Article describing how people with diabetes can maintain homeostasis through behavioral measures

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-management/DA00005

(Main Idea: A disruption of homeostasis can be harmful.)