Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans


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In ectotherms, what controls body temperature?

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1. How are endotherms able to maintain a stable body temperature that is several degrees warmer than their environment?

2. A man is standing outdoor and feels a sudden chill. He notices the hair raising on his arms. Why do the hairs on a people's arms raise?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you on definitions related to homeostasis, as well as the methods of raising and lowering body temperature. Each quiz question has a multiple-choice list of potential answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test what you know about the following:

  • What homeostasis does not regulate in ectotherms
  • How endotherms maintain stable, warm body temperature
  • Least effective means of raising body temperature in humans
  • How humans lower their body temperature
  • The term for the maintenance of a stable internal environment in an organism

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you cover the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related homeostasis lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of what an ectotherm is to understand how they do and do not use homeostasis
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast endotherms and ectotherms

Additional Learning

Before or after you complete the quiz, head over to the corresponding lesson, which is called Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans. The lesson will help you with these topics:

  • Understanding thermoregulation
  • Exploring the role of the hypothalamus
  • Knowing whether humans are endotherms or ectotherms