Featured in PASCO’s Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide

Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide

(PS-2870C)

Features 25 inquiry based labs covering the fundamental concepts of cell biology, ecology and physiology.

Regulation of Body Heat

Lab Summary

Use a temperature sensor to understand the extent that external conditions, such as ice water, moving air, or wearing gloves, cause changes in skin temperature.

Theory

Guide students to understand the extent that external conditions, such as ice water, moving air, or wearing gloves, cause changes in skin temperature.

  • Use temperature sensors to measure the changes.
  • Use graphing analysis tools to record and compare the changes.
  • Speculate about the reasons for the changes.

Method

Students will gain experience measuring skin temperature on the back of the hand under the following conditions:

  • In still air
  • In moving air
  • Wearing a glove or mitten
  • In ice water

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Fast Response Temperature Probe (3 pack)

(PS-2135)

Allows students to see changes in temperature they could never see before. For use with PASPORT and ScienceWorkshop Interfaces.

Materials Used:

Glove or mitten 
Ice, crushed or cube, 1 L
Large bowl (or similar container) 
Tape or adhesive covers (2 pieces)
Paper Towel  (5 to 6)
Water, 1 L

The Associated Bundle:

Biology Standard Sensor Bundle

(PS-2925A)

The Biology Standard Sensor Bundle includes a photosynthesis tank and the sensors required to perform 19 of the 24 Lab Activities in the Biology through Inquiry manual.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.