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D.4 The Heart

Experiments

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

Introduction to Electrocardiography

Experiment #8 from Human Physiology Experiments

  • Obtain graphical representation of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time.
  • Learn to recognize the different wave forms seen in an EKG, and associate these wave forms with activity of the heart.
  • Determine the heart rate by determining the rate of individual wave forms in the EKG.
  • Compare wave forms generated by alternate EKG lead placements.

Pulse Transit Time

Experiment #4 from Human Physiology Experiments: Volume 2

  • Obtain graphical representation of the electrical activity of the heart (EKG).
  • Obtain graphical representation of a pressure pulse from the brachial artery.
  • Calculate the transit time of a pressure pulse from the heart to the brachial artery.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Biology
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Topic
D. Human 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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