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Body Temperature

Experiment #1 from Human Physiology Experiments

Education Level
High School


You will measure the temperature of the palm of the hand and the crease of the elbow of yourself and of your teammates in this experiment. In the process, you will learn how to use sensors and how to collect and analyze data. You will also get to know your teammates better.


  • Use a Surface Temperature Sensor to measure temperature.
  • Calculate temperature averages.
  • Compare results.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following sensors and equipment. Additional equipment may be required.

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