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External TemperaturesWritten By:Wyatt MeadowsTeam MembersLoganCasenPart 1: Framing the InvestigationQuestion:How does the body react to sudden changes in external temperature.
Background Information:What we know is homeostasis helps maintain the body temperature, the body shivering is areaction to cold environments, the body swears to exhaust heat to cool off the body in hotenvironments. Stuff we need to know: How does your body restore homeostasis? The basicrestorative hormone in the body is insulin, secreted by the pancreas as part of the balancing actof the endocrine system. Insulin maintains the normal amount of sugar in the bloodstream; anoverabundance of sugar will disrupt homeostasis. Anyone with a diabetic condition can describethe dizziness and lack of balance that accompanies a blood-sugar high, this is the body'sattempt to restore its equilibrium without sufficient insulin, which is why diabetics injectthemselves with the substance. The phenomenon of restoring homeostasis is comparable to athermostat compensating for temperature changes. Homeostasis refers to the process of

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Term
Fall
Professor
Mrs Kinyon
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Cybernetics, hands

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