Maintaining Homeostasis Unit

In this unit we will be investigating how living organisms conduct an essential life function; maintaining homeostasis. We will explore the topics of homeostasis, positive and negative feedback, the human endocrine system, immune response, and nervous system, and how plants respond to internal and external stimuli. We will address the following essential knowledges from the AP Biology curriculum:

  • Cell communication processes share common features that reflect a shared evolutionary history (3.D.1).
  • Organisms use feedback mechanisms to maintain their internal environments and respond to external environmental changes (2.C.1).
  • Cells communicate with each other through direct contact with other cells or from a distance via chemical signaling (3.D.2).
  • Biological systems are affected by disruptions to their dynamic homeostasis (2.D.3).
  • Plants and animals have a variety of chemical defenses against infections that affect dynamic homeostasis (2.D.4).
  • Animals have nervous systems that detect external and internal signals, transmit and integrate information, and produce responses (3.E.2).
  • Timing and coordination of physiological events are regulated by multiple mechanisms (2.E.2).

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