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2.1 Structure and function of the ventilatory system

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Recommended

Effect of Exercise on Oxygen Usage

Experiment #13 from Human Physiology Experiments

  • Obtain graphical representation of changes in O2 concentration with breathing at rest and after exercise.
  • Calculate oxygen consumption at rest and after exercise.
  • Correlate your findings with clinical situations.

Recommended

Lung Volumes and Capacities

Experiment #7 from Human Physiology Experiments: Volume 2

  • Obtain graphical representation of lung capacities and volumes.
  • Compare lung volumes between males and females.
  • Correlate lung volumes with clinical conditions.

Recommended

Respiratory Response to Physiologic Challenges

Experiment #9 from Human Physiology Experiments: Volume 2

  • Obtain graphical representation of normal tidal volume.
  • Compare tidal volumes generated by various physiologic challenges.

Respiration and Ventilation

Experiment #10 from Human Physiology Experiments

  • Use a Respiration Belt to monitor the respiratory rate of an individual.
  • Evaluate the effect of holding of breath on the respiratory cycle.
  • Evaluate the effect of rebreathing of air on the respiratory cycle.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Sports, Exercise, and Health Science
Section
Core
Topic
2. Exercise Physiology

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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