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Biology B1 Topic 2

B1 Topic 1
Biology Topic 2 Plant Hormones
Nervous system
Topic 3
Science B3


Homeostasis - the body's ability to maintain a stable internal environment

Thermoregulation - control of body temperature

Osmoregulation - control of water

Blood Glucose regulation - control of…

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Homeostasis is the maintainance of a constant
internal environment in response to a changing
external environment.

Hormones have an important role in this system
they are released by glands, in to the blood
stream, where they reach target cells. A specific
hormone will fit a…

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Homeostasis is.....

It is important because....


Endocrine System

Draw a table showing
the gland, hormones
produced and the
function for each


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Negative Feedback

Negative feedback is the mechanism by which the body
maintains conditions within particular limits. The body
will do this by opposing a change that deviates from the

Human life is only compatible with a narrow range of
temperatures. Core temperature changes within…

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Temperature in mammals is detected by
thermoreceptors in the skin and hypothalymus which
is in the brain.

Changes in temperature bring about nerve impulses
from the brain to the muscles and glands which will
bring about changes depending on whether it is hot or

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Complete the diagrams to explain the responses to
change in temperature

Why is thermoregulation so important?

Surface Area to Volume Ratio

Small objects have a
much larger sa:vol
ratio and therefore
loose heat much
faster than larger

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Hyperthermia--Overheating of the body caused only by an
external factor, as for example a hot environment, or a hot

Hypothermia--A low body temperature, as caused by
exposure to cold weather or a state of low temperature of
the body induced by decreased metabolism.

Thermoregulation Worksheet…

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Complete the table showing the steps for osmoregulation


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Blood Glucose Control

Certain tissues like the brain and retina are very sensitive to
changes in glucose levels. An excess or deficit of blood glucose
for more than a few hours can result in the loss of consciousness
and brain damage.

The level of glucose in…

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Blood Glucose levels change
throughout the day

Plot this data in a graph

Explain the pattern it shows using
information about the blood
glucose control mechanism
include negative feedback loops

Test the urine samples using clinistix
What do you notice?
Can you explain the results?



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