Internal & External Stimuli: Definition & Examples


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What is homeostasis?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a condition that is maintained as part of homeostasis?

2. Which of the following terms describes the conditions outside the body or information that your body receives?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of internal and external stimuli. Questions focus on homeostasis and internal and external stimuli.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments test knowledge of:

  • Examples of external stimuli
  • Conditions maintained as part of homeostasis
  • Actions the body takes if external conditions are not ideal

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the key term homeostasis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on types of stimuli
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the term that describes conditions outside of the body and the information your body receives

Additional Learning

Learn more about stimuli by completing the lesson titled Internal & External Stimuli: Definition & Examples. The covered objectives include:

  • Review circadian rhythms
  • Know the normal internal conditions for humans
  • Distinguish between internal and external stimuli