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Experiments

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

Recommended

Simple Neuromuscular Reflexes

Experiment #4 from Human Physiology Experiments

  • Graph the electrical activity of a muscle activated by a reflex arc through nerves to and from the spinal cord.
  • Compare the relative speeds of voluntary and reflex muscle activation.
  • Associate muscle activity with involuntary activation.
  • Observe the effect of central nervous system influence on reflex amplitude.
  • Calculate the approximate speed of a nerve impulse.
  • Compare reflex response and electrical amplitude in different subjects.

Recommended

Balance

Experiment #5 from Human Physiology Experiments

  • Measure your stability while attempting to balance with your eyes open and closed.
  • Compare your ability to maintain balance on your right and left leg with eyes open and closed.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Sports, Exercise, and Health Science
Section
Core
Topic
5. Skill in Sports

* 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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