Middle School Life Science Teacher Guide

(PS-3850)

Features 13 core lab activities coverign the fundamental concepts of physiology, ecology, plant systems and more

Thermoregulation of the Body

Lab Summary

Use a fast response temperature sensor to observe that different parts of the body are at different temperatures and these differences are related to their distance from the heart.

Theory

Students observe that different parts of the body are at different temperatures and these differences are related to their distance from the heart. They also understand that the hypothalamus regulates and maintains the body temperature within a small range.

Method

Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:

  • Setting up the equipment and work area to measure the temperature of several different locations on their bodies
  • Looking for a pattern in the temperature measurements of the different parts of their body

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Chemistry Sensor

(PS-2170)

Allows students to measure Temperature, pH/ISE/ORP, Absolute Pressure & Voltage in one sensor. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

Your Bundle Options:

Option 1:

Middle School Life Science Starter Bundle

(PS-2912)

The equipment bundle for teaching 11 of the 13 Middle School Life Science Teacher Guide's labs.

Option 2:

Middle School Science Standard Sensor Bundle

(PS-2933A)

This bundle contains the probeware needed to perform all 49 lab activities in the Middle School Science through Inquiry lab manual.

Interface Required

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