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        Seasonal Science: Hibernation

        How can mammals survive hibernation?  We may not know as much as we think.  There are several myths about hibernation that are corrected in this seasonal science video.  To survive, mammals lower their metabolism including respiration, heart rate, and temperature in order to conserve energy.  This is a form of maintaining homeostasis.  This video and lesson draws connections between hibernation and homeostasis to integrate essential vocabulary for the NC science curriculum.  The resolution of common hibernation myths creates an engaging way to introduce students to metabolism, respiration, heart rate and homeostasis in humans.

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