fbpx

πŸ₯΅ Temperature Control

 

Not all organisms maintain their body’s core temperature the same way. Some control it internally like we do. We’re endothermic. Reptiles for example are not. They’re ectothermic. Two pennies for who guesses how these fine specimens maintain their temperature. Do they:

 

A) Run for heat?

B) Shiver for heat?

C) Sit where the sun shines?

 

They sit where the sun shines, dear audience, they just sit there until it gets too hot. And what do they do when it gets too hot? Well, funny you should ask. They move their scaly little selves to a shady place. Why didn’t our monkey-faced ancestors think of that? (They did, long story.)

 

Needless to say, a lot of ectothermic organisms live in extremely stable regions where temperature doesn’t…

πŸ† Read 500+ topics for all 6 UK exam boards πŸ†

πŸ“ Enter now to claim your FREE 3-day trial and find answers to all your revision topicsΒ πŸ“

βœ”οΈ Just Β£3.49/month after that. Cancel anytimeΒ βœ”οΈ

You explain everything so simply!Β πŸ™‚Β -SecretDuck on The Student Room