Even though homeostasis is something they focus more on in anatomy, I decided I wanted to dive a little deeper into the topic with my biology students to make it “stick.” Instead of just discussing it as a characteristic of life and moving on, I added some fun activities to help them remember it better. It has definitely helped!
Here is a round-up of resources you can use while teaching homeostasis:
3. BIOMAN INTERACTIVE- This “endocrine ed” interactive goes into more detail than the PBS version, so if you are looking for a more detailed virtual activity, be sure to check it out.
5.HOMER-OSTASIS LAB- This is a popular lab where students need to keep Homer Simpson alive for 5 minutes by monitoring his temperature, water level and concentration. There are a few versions of this lab floating around on the internet, you can find one version here.
8. STATION LAB- Looking to have your students get up and moving around the room? In this engaging station activity, students will rotate through 10 stations and complete a quick activity relating to homeostasis at each station.