The 2000-Meter Row
A Case in Homeostasis
Biological Sciences / Chemistry Department
New Hampshire Technical Institute
The physically demanding sport of competitive rowing is the backdrop for this case about homeostasis in which students follow the physiological changes that occur in an athlete competing in a 2000-meter race. The case was developed for use in a second-year anatomy and physiology course. It would also be appropriate in exercise and sports science classes.
- To relate the functioning of one system with another.
- To understand homeostasis as continuous process and not as a state.
- To illustrate cause-and-effect within the human body.
KeywordsHomeostasis; nervous system; respiratory system; cardiovascular system; digestive system; urinary system; autonomic; muscle; lactic acid; blood glucose; blood pH; stress; rowing; racing
Educational LevelHigh school, Undergraduate lower division
Subject HeadingsPhysiology | Sports Science |