Interpreting information about sweating and temperature
This is a paper exercise. Data relating to sweating and body temperature are presented on the student sheet with questions guiding presentation and analysis.
You could require written answers, or use this as a group discussion exercise. Students could present the initial data set using spreadsheet software, or by plotting a graph manually. An Excel sheet of the data is provided.
Apparatus and Chemicals
For each group of students:
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Discuss the data described on the student sheet.
Discuss the investigative method and its results. Make any appropriate conclusions.
Homeostasis is a technical term meaning ‘staying the same’ which biologists use to describe the processes by which living things maintain steady levels of vital chemicals or a steady temperature in their bodies.
Health & Safety checked, September 2009
Download the student sheet Interpreting information about sweating and temperature (244KB) with questions and answers.