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Thermoregulation in Dinosaurs

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study that explored how dinosaurs may have regulated their body temperatures.

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
How Did Dinosaurs Regulate Body Temperature?

This activity extends concepts covered in the film The Origin of Birds. Students analyze and interpret data from a scientific paper to explore thermoregulation in living and extinct animals, including dinosaurs.  

Anatomy & Physiology
Evolution
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Leptin Feedback Control System

This animation shows how the hormone leptin helps regulate appetite and weight.

Anatomy & Physiology
Animations
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College