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MICROGRAVITY EFFECTS ON HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: SKELETAL SYSTEM
 
Biology

Key Topics: Feedback Mechanisms; Application of Lab 1

This problem focuses on the Flight Surgeon and his role in keeping astronauts healthy before, during, and after flight. Students will apply their knowledge of feedback mechanisms and homeostasis and will evaluate the physiological impact of bone mineral loss to various human systems.

Students will
  • recall materials, procedures, and results of required AP Biology lab 1: Diffusion and Osmosis;
  • understand feedback mechanisms and how homeostasis is maintained; and
  • evaluate the physiological impact of bone density loss to various human systems.


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