April had grown up on a farm her entire life and had the opportunity to see the birth of
many baby animals.
“Mom, Missy gave birth last night to a baby calf. Did Dad tell you”, asked April?
“He sure did” Mom replied. “Your cousin Kelly is going to be surprised to see the little
calf when she gets here this afternoon for her visit. How fortunate for her to be able to
see the newborn.”
“Kelly, here is the baby calf that was born last night” April said as she directed Kelly to
“She is so cute” said Kelly as she climbed up on the top of the stall to get a better look.
“I wish I had been here to see her born. I’ve never had the opportunity and wish I could
see what happens as a new life is born.”
“Last week in class we were talking about the characteristics of life and I remember that
one of those characteristics was movement. The little calf is having some trouble with
her wobbly legs but I know she’ll get the hang of it soon” Kelly continued.
“Hey, we were talking about the same thing” said April. “One of the characteristics that
interested me was this idea of homeostasis. Life is so complicated. I can’t wait to learn
more in my Anatomy and Physiology course.”
Answer the following questions and save your responses in a Microsoft Word
document. Provide a scholarly resource in APA format to support your answers.
1. Differentiate between anatomy and physiology.
2. Explain the characteristics of life.
3. What is homeostasis and why is it important?
4. Explain what happens in negative feedback regulation and give an example.
5. Explain what happens in positive feedback regulation and give an example.