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D.6 Transport of Respiratory Gases (Higher Level)

Experiments

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

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Ventilation and Heart Rate

Experiment #11 from Human Physiology Experiments

  • Monitor the heart rate of the test subject using a Heart Rate Monitor.
  • Monitor the breathing pattern of the test subject using a Respiration Belt.
  • Evaluate the effects of hyperventilation and hypoventilation on heart rate.

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Oxygen Extraction During Respiration

Experiment #12 from Human Physiology Experiments

  • Measure the concentration of exhaled oxygen.
  • Observe the efficiency of oxygen extraction by the lungs as the inhaled oxygen concentration is reduced.

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.

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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