Biology KS3 & KS4: Skin and sweating

This short film combines CGI images with a real life story about a fire-fighter to show how the body manages to control temperature by sweating.

The video focuses on an experiment looking at how much sweat is lost by a fire-fighter after one minute in a 1002 degree Celsius fire.

This short film is from the BBC series, Inside the Human Body.

Teacher Notes

Using the experiment featured in this short film, students could be asked to evaluate the experiment - are the findings valid?

Could anything else explain the weight loss?

They could also come up with their own ideas for experiments that could be done on TV or in school relating to sweat and temperature control.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching biology at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 in Scotland. Appears in AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, CCEA, WJEC, SQA

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Human circulation
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Human circulatory and digestive system
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Human fertilisation
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Human immunity and defence
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Pregnancy and multiple births
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Skin - defend and protect
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The human ear
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The human eye
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The human heart
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How humans heal themselves
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