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Homeostasis Unit

Homeostasis Unit

Author: Meg O'Mahony

This unit focuses on the topics of biological control and homeostasis.  The concept of a control system as well as the structure and function of the nervous, endocrine and immune systems are examined here.  A focus of the unit is one of life management...particularly that of stress.  You should, by the end of this unit, realize that the body must maintain itself within a very narrow range of physiological conditions.  You should also become aware of the impact of your personal habits, in terms of fitness, health and stress management, on the ability of your body to maintain its necessary homeostasis.  A main focus is self reflection along with data collection on yourself in terms of coping with stress.

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Unit Outline

This Physiology unit explores the various systems that work to keep the body in a state of equilibrium. You will start your summative activity (again) on Coping with Stress.
The New York Trip, SOMA and DECA Internationals all happen along with this unit. If, for one of these, you need to adjust the Unit Test date, you must confirm the change with Ms. O by 13 April. The last day to write the test is the 24 April.


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Student Learning Package

This package (revised March 2015) contains the detailed expectations for you, for this unit, based on the Ministry of Education documents. In addition, there is a vocabulary list and review questions at the back of the document.


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Sample Unit Test

Unit test from April 2012.


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