This is a manipulative activity designed to help students understand the role of internal negative feedback mechanisms in the maintenance of homeostasis. Almost all homeostatic control mechanisms are negative feedback mechanisms. These mechanisms change the variable back to its original state or “ideal value”. During this activity students will learn about the components of negative feedback mechanisms and explore various examples of negative feedback mechanisms in living and non-living systems. In each example, students must describe the components and process of the feedback mechanism as well as how it helps maintain homeostasis. Each group of students is given a game board that contains a negative feedback graphic organizer as well as a set of example cards. Students must play those cards correctly on the game board while explaining the feedback process in maintaining homeostasis.
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Materials per group:
o 1 “Interactive Game Board #1” (legal size paper/cardstock)
o 1 “Interactive Game Board #2 or #3” (legal size paper/cardstock)
o 1 set of “Label” card (black font cards)
o 1 set of “Example” cards (blue font cards)
o Small plastic zippy bags
This activity is designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NSGG) as well as many state standards on homeostasis and feedback mechanisms.
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Homeostasis & Internal Feedback Mechanisms Graphic Organizer Game
by Marianne Dobrovolny
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License