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Lost in the Desert! Hebrew Translation



Author:

David L. Evans
Biology Department
Pennsylvania College of Technology
devans@pct.edu

Translator:

Gilmor Keshet, PhD
Teacher's Training Department
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Abstract:

In this directed case study, translated from the original English into Hebrew, students read about a man who sets out on a three-hour drive across the Arizona desert to meet his fiancee in California but never shows up at his final destination.  Students learn about the interconnectedness of the body, with a particular focus on the skin as one of the most important homeostatic systems. This case was designed for use in a lower-level anatomy and physiology course with students who are interested in pursuing careers in nursing, occupational therapy, and other health-related fields. It would also be appropriate for high school students in biology.

Objectives:
  • Understand the importance of electrolyte and fluid control in the normal body: hypovolemia, circulation (in an introductory way), brain functions, and sweat formation.
  • Accurately describe the skin's role in thermoregulation.
  • Explain the roles and formation of melanin and vitamin D in the skin.
Keywords: Thermoregulation; thermal regulation; homeostasis; hypovolemia; heat stroke; dehydration; electrolyte; skin; melanin; vitamin D
Topical Area: N/A
Educational Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division
Formats: PDF
Type/Method: Directed
Language: Hebrew
Subject Headings: Physiology   Biology (General)   Nursing  
Date Posted: 11/29/2011
Date Modified: N/A
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