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Regulation and Behavior

provides video clips and interactive resources for learning about adaptation, basic needs of living things, behavioral response, and homeostasis. Find lessons on adaptation, animal hearing, animal mouth structures, coral reef ecosystem, ear shape, how animals use their senses to find food, how whales hear, human body regulation, life as a plant, living vs. nonliving, taste, touch, and vision. (Teachers' Domain, Multiple Agencies)

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Interesting Fact:

Appetite -- the desire to eat food -- serves to balance energy intake with metabolic needs. It is regulated by a complex process that involves the digestive tract, hormones, and the brain. While the hypothalamus region of the brain is most closely linked with regulating appetite, certain brain chemicals are also being investigated for their effects.
This collection of visual illusions adapted from the University of Washington's Neuroscience for Kids Web site.

Gallery of visual illusions

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