Omar Bin Al-Khattab Sec.

School
Biology Dept

Homeostasis
Worksheet – 1
Name :
1. Define Homeostasis. What is the importance of it?
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2. What are the components of the control system that involved in
homeostatic mechanism? What is the function of each component?
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3. Define the following terms :

Stimulus :
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Thermoregulation :
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4. What are the methods of heat gain and loss from an organism?
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5. Compare between the ectotherms and endotherms according to the
regulation of their body temperature.

Ectotherms

Endotherms
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6. Explain how does the lizard regulates their body temperature.

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7. Draw a cross section in the skin. Label its main parts.

8. Explain why the skin considered as the most important part in the
heat regulation.
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9. How does the hypothalamus detect changes in the body
temperature?
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______________Explain how does the following components helps in
thermoregulation of the body :

Capillaries :
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Sweat gland :
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Erector muscles :
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10.How does the thermoregulation occur at the following conditions :
Overheating

Overcooling

Blood

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vessels

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Sweat

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gland

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Erector

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muscle
Other
mechanis

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11.By giving examples, explain how does the behavioral adaptations on an
organism play a part in thermoregulation.
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