The Fishbowl Model of Homeostasis
TAPP Radio Episode 45
01:03 | Poll Results: Addressing Professors
11:23 | Sponsored by HAPS
11:43 | Running Concept List Video
14:20 | Sponsored by AAA
14:41 | TAPP Secret Identity Revealed
28:50 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
29:17 | Featured: Fishbowl Model of Homeostasis
41:33 | Hearing from YOU
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A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls… saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality? (Stephen Hawking)
1 | Poll Results: Addressing Professors
How Our Students Address Us | Semi-Identical Twins | Papers & Feedback | Episode 44 discussed how we prefer our students to address us. Do we prefer first names? Last names? Professor? Doctor?
Here are the results of our brief Twitter poll (twitter.com/theAPprofessor/status/1129902305262874625)
2 | Sponsored by HAPS
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3 | Running Concept List Video
Kevin’s recent workshop on using running concept lists to teach and learn anatomy and physiology is now available as a bonus to regular listeners in an abbreviated video. The video is available only on the TAPP APP, the app in which you can listen to episodes of this podcast—and get bonus content, such as this video!
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- Running Concept Lists Help Students Make Connections | Episode 8
- Previous episode introducing this technique
- Concept Lists | An Easy Method to Enhance Deep Learning (resource page for A&P students)
4 | Sponsored by AAA
The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at anatomy.org. Their big meeting is in April at the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting in Orlando FL. Check it out!
5 | Identity Revealed: The (REAL) A&P Professor
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6 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is graduate program for A&P teachers. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in instructional practice, this program helps you power up your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
7 | Fishbowl Model of Homeostasis
Multiple models of homeostasis may be needed for students to fully understand the important core concept of homeostasis. Kevin uses the typical thermostat model (feedback loop or engineered control system) along with several other models. Here, he describes the fishbowl model of homeostasis.
- Optional equipment for demonstration/storytelling
- A physiologist’s view of homeostasis (article in Advances in Physiological Education related to the HAPS workshop I mentioned, this paper proposes a particular way to represent homeostasis in a diagram) my-ap.us/2HSJL5b
- BONUS: The TAPP APP has a sample handout you can use with your students (app only)
|Water||Body fluid||Internal environment|
|Glass bowl||Skin||Barrier (internal vs. external)|
|Air pump||Lungs||Keep O2 level constant (high)|
|Filter||Kidneys||Keep nitrogen wastes constant (low)|
|Heater||Muscles||Keep temperature constant (high)|
|Feeder||Digestive system||Keep nutrient levels constant (high)|
|Everything working together||Everything working together||Relatively constant conditions|
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Preview of Episode 46
Host Kevin Patton previews the content of the upcoming full episode, which focuses on The Wallenda Model of homeostasis, along with other topics. There’s more… some word dissections and a special opportunity from The A&P Professor Book Club.
- Measles and loss of immune memory
- Update in how long bones grow
- The Wallenda Model of homeostasis continues Kevin’s list of three main analogies for teaching homeostasis
- Chondroprogenitor cell
- Epiphyseal plate
- Special opportunity
- Contribute YOUR book recommendation for A&P teachers!
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Last updated: December 23, 2020 at 9:49 am