BrainPOP

Homeostasis

Ever wonder why you shiver, or why you sweat? It’s homeostasis! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain how your body works to maintain all its system in “normal” mode! Unlike cold-blooded animals like lizards and snakes, humans keep the same body temperature at all times - discover how a part of your brain called the hypothalamus acts as a kind of thermostat, keeping you as close to normal temperature as possible! You’ll also learn about different forms of homeostasis, like how your immune system defends you from invading viruses, how your respiratory system regulates the amount of oxygen in your blood, and more. If you’ve ever wondered how your body regulates itself, this is the movie for you!

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