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Lost in the Desert! Hebrew Translation


Author(s)

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

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

Educational Level

High school, Undergraduate lower division

Format

PDF

Type Methods

Directed

Language

Hebrew

Subject Headings

Physiology  |   Biology (General)  |   Nursing  |  


Date Posted

11/29/2011

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