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Body Temperature

Figure from experiment 1 from Human Physiology Experiments


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 Vernier sensors and equipment.

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Human Physiology Experiments

See other experiments from the lab book.

1Body Temperature
2Limb Position and Grip Strength
3Introduction to Electromyography
4Simple Neuromuscular Reflexes
6Homeostasis and Autonomic Reflexes
7Effect of Exercise on Heart Rate
8Introduction to Electrocardiography
9Blood Flow and Skin Temperature
10Respiration and Ventilation
11Ventilation and Heart Rate
12Oxygen Extraction During Respiration
13Effect of Exercise on Oxygen Usage
14Heart Rate and Calories

Experiment 1 from Human Physiology Experiments Lab Book

<i>Human Physiology Experiments</i> book cover

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