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Be hot! Stay cool!

Be Hot! Stay Cool!

For our bodies to keep working, we need conditions within our bodies to remain balanced. This is called homeostasis. Skin is important in helping our bodies stay at the right temperature (about 37°C) for all the chemical reactions going on inside us. If we get too hot or too cold, the chemical reactions don’t work as well and our bodies shut down. The skin helps the body keep at the right temperature using the clever techniques shown here.

 

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