Body Temperature Regulation in Animals


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Animals that get their body heat from external sources are called

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1. Some animals can lower their body temperature during times of hibernation. These animals are called

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

All animals including humans have built-in mechanisms that regulate their body temperature. How animals generate body heat, facts about endotherms, and why animals need to control their body temperature are the main concepts covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks questions about:

  • Animals that externally obtain their body heat
  • The disadvantages of being an endotherm
  • Animals that can lower their body heat during hibernation
  • Why animals monitor and adjust their body temperature

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to point out a true statement regarding heat regulation in animals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've obtained about endotherms
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about animals that lower their body heat for hibernation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic by reviewing the lesson called Body Temperature Regulation in Animals. Lesson objectives include:

  • Describe poikilotherms
  • Explain what happens if an animal's body temperature is too high or too low
  • Point out what some ectotherms use to maintain a constant body temperature