Humans are complex organisms that maintain a narrow set of internal conditions through a system of feedback and communication mechanisms between multiple organ systems.
In this unit, students will explore how body systems interact to effectively monitor and respond to both internal and external environmental changes. Human adaptations for divergent environmental conditions may be integrated into this unit to build understanding of natural selection and differential reproductive success. Students complete both Making Connections (a New York State required lab) and a human thermoregulation laboratory, both of which focus on skills of experimental design.
How does the human body respond to internal and external changes in its environment?
How do body systems interact to maintain a dynamic equilibrium?