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Homeostasis *suitable for home teaching*

This resource from Defence Dynamics helps students to gain a better understanding of homeostasis and, in particular, the regulation of body temperature (thermoregulation). Students consider the needs of a polar explorer on a mission to the South Pole, thinking about the equipment needed as well as the challenges the body undergoes in such an extreme environment. Polly Hatchard was one of an all-women team who trekked to the South Pole. Audio clips describe the preparations and some of the problems she faced during her expedition to the pole. The audio clips are: * Introduction - the lead up to the expedition * Challenges - conditions and challenges of the * Equipment - what basic equipment is needed * Four clips: - Food (start) - the types of food carried on the expedition - Cold (2min10sec) - staying warm - Coping with sweat (4min15sec) - Unusual effects (6min0sec) - some odd effects on the body of the cold

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