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How do cells and organisms maintain homeostasis?

Topic

Homeostasis

Framing Question

How do cells and organisms maintain homeostasis?

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how the cell and organism store resources (both in terms of stored energy and chemical building blocks) for times of need and how they mobilize these resources.
  • Integrate homeostasis from the cellular to the organismal level. In other words, students should be able to describe how a complex metazoan can have both a cellular and organismal response to maintain homeostasis.
  • Compare and contrast homeostasis in different organisms.
  • Describe homeostasis at the level of the cell, organism or system of organisms and hypothesize how the system would react to deviations from homeostasis.

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