External Resource: Don't Sweat It, LabTV Video

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The Don't Sweat It webisode was developed by the National Defense Education Program LabTV.

Abstract: Scientists study the effects of hot and cold environments on human physiology using a climatic chamber that can simulate tropical and arctic conditions. Sweating is necessary to keep the body from overheating when the temperature rises or during exercise. Experiments will determine if DEET (an insect repellent) interferes with sweating.

Keywords: acclimatize, arctic, climatic chamber, control trial, DEET, dehydration, evaporate, hypothalamus, simulate, peripheral vasodilation, scientific method, trial, tropic, careers, scientists, STEM, engineers, technology, engineering, mathematics, Department of Defense, NDEP, National Defense Education Program LabTV, videos.

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  • on Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:17 PM

This collection is centered on the NDEP video about the study of the physiological reactions of the human body in different environments, specifically the tropics and the arctic. Scientists were testing NEET (an insect repellent) to see how it reacted to the body’s sweat production. The accompanying resources provide ancillary information on inquiry, professional development, the environment, and causes of weather around the Earth.

Kathy Sparrow  (Delray Beach, FL)
Kathy Sparrow (Delray Beach, FL)


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