Featured in PASCO’s Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide
Features 25 inquiry based labs covering the fundamental concepts of cell biology, ecology and physiology.
Regulation of Body Heat
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.
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.
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:
Allows students to see changes in temperature they could never see before. For use with PASPORT and ScienceWorkshop Interfaces.
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:
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.