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Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845.497.4000
Fax: 845.497.4030
Ms. Hoover's MS Living Environment Class
The class started with a discussion of the boys from Thailand who were trapped in a cave for 2 weeks and what challenges they faced while trying to stay alive. The students set up the materials to model the adjustments the body must make to maintain homeostasis and stay alive. The objective was to keep the fluid inside the cup at Homer's eye level, at the same temperature and concentration (yellowness) for a period of 10 minutes - all the while, the water was leaking out of the bottom of the cup due to two pin holes. They were given 3 fluids: an 'electrolyte' solution, warm water and ice cold water. The next day the class reflected on the activity and did a card sort trying to make the connections between the model and their own bodies.
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