During the week of September 21st, we covered information on anatomical terms and the human anatomy. We were given a few websites to learn these concepts. One of the websites is very interactive and explains the concepts in a straight-forward, effortless way. The other website helps us to drill the concepts into our minds. We were also given a few quizzes, such as a multiple choice quiz, listing systems of the human body, and anatomical directional terms, to drill these concepts into our minds so we will remember them.
On September 22nd, we performed our first lab! The lab was on homeostasis, which is, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica, a system that helps maintain stability and equilibrium of the internal conditions of the body, while external conditions, such as exercise, are conflicting them.
This experiment was done in groups of 3-4. One student from the group had to do jumping jacks for a total of 6 minutes in 2 minute intervals. Before the experiment started, the student who is jumping will be observed for the following categories: skin color, perspiration level, external body temperature, breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation.
Then at every two minute intervals the student was observed again for any changes in each of the categories.
Once the student completed the 6 minutes of jumping jacks at 2 minute intervals, the student rested for one minute. After one minute, observations and measurements were taken.
The lab shows that the changes the body adjusts to are necessary and helps the body maintain equilibrium because it allows it to release heat and increases the amount of oxygen and blood flow needed to maintain the physical activity.
This concludes this week’s agenda!