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Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide

(PS-2870C)

Features 25 inquiry based labs covering the fundamental concepts of cell biology, ecology and physiology.

Exercise & Heart Rate

Lab Summary

Use a heart rate sensor to monitor the effect of physical exertion in relation to level of fitness. Determine the average heart rate before, during, and after exercise.

Theory

Using a heart rate sensor, students monitor the effect of physical exertion in relation to their level of fitness. Students will:

  • Determine their average heart rate before, during, and after exercise.
  • Determine exercise levels based on heart rate that produce the maximum health benefit.

Method

Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:

  • Prepare the exercise heart rate sensor.
  • Determine heart rate before exercise.
  • Determine heart rate during exercise.
  • Determine heart rate after exercise.
  • Determine target exercise heart rate range.

Sensors / Equipment Used:

PASPORT Hand Grip Heart Rate Sensor

(PS-2186)

An easy way to measure resting and exercise heart rate without the restrictions of belts or clips. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.

The Associated Bundle:

Physiology Expansion Sensor Bundle

(PS-2935A)

This expansion bundle contains the probeware most commonly used in physiology studies.

Interface Required

This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.