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Innovative Uses

Human Physiology Innovative Uses

Is Thanksgiving Dinner Aggravating Your Acid Indigestion?

Thanksgiving dinner is filled with a much wider variety of foods than your every day supper menu. Which one of those traditional ingredients is most likely to contribute to acid indigestion1? In this experiment, you will use Go Wireless® pH to test the acidity of a variety of foods. The acidity of a solution can…

Subjects: Biology, Human Physiology, Science Department

Products Mentioned

  • Go Wireless® pH
  • LabQuest 2
  • Electrode Amplifier

How Quickly Does Your Potato Cool?

Have you ever sat down to Thanksgiving dinner only to find that the potatoes have gotten cold while everything else was prepared? Does the size of the potatoes affect how long they stay hot? In this investigation, you will compare the rate of cooling of small and large potatoes after they are removed from boiling…

Subjects: Biology, Human Physiology, Science Department

Products Mentioned

  • Go Wireless® Temp
  • LabQuest 2

Analysis of Barefoot Running

John Melville, our Biology Staff Scientist, has found that our Goniometer is a great sensor for investigating running. As shown in the sample data below, students can use a LabQuest and the Goniometer to record joint angle data from the knee while running. The running waveform contains both a large and a small peak. Full…

Subjects: Human Physiology

Products Mentioned

  • LabQuest 2
  • Goniometer

Monitoring Vitamin B2 in Energy Drinks

Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin, is a vital component of the cofactors that support all flavoproteins. The highest concentrations in the body are found in the liver, kidneys, and heart. This vitamin is very important to the heart because it plays a key role in allowing aerobic (oxygen-based) energy production to occur. A great…

Subjects: Biology, Human Physiology

Products Mentioned

  • SpectroVis Plus

Comparing Blood Pressure Methods

Laura Cerletty, a physiology teacher at Whitnall High School in Greenfield, WI, and Stephen Biscotte, a physiology teacher at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, VA , have developed an innovative way to compare two methods of measuring blood pressure using Vernier products. The Data Mark feature in Logger Pro and LabQuest app makes this…

Subjects: Biology, Human Physiology

Products Mentioned

  • Blood Pressure Sensor
  • Logger Pro 3

Oxygen and Aerobic Metabolism

Laura Cerletty, an anatomy and physiology teacher at Whitnall High School in Greenfield, WI, and her students modified our CO2 to O2 Tee for improved performance when connecting the Oxygen Gas Sensor to the Spirometer. We were inspired to create the new O2 Gas Sensor to Spirometer adapter that replaces the CO2 to O2 Tee.…

Subjects: Biology, Human Physiology

Products Mentioned

  • O2 Gas Sensor
  • O2 Gas Sensor to Spirometer Adapter
  • Spirometer

Walking Biomechanics Using a Force Plate

We recently visited Dr. Deborah Schenberger’s biomechanics research lab at the University of Portland in Portland, OR. She has designed some experiments to look at issues related to barefoot running, a running trend popularized by Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run. Without the padding provided by traditional running shoes, barefoot runners minimize their heel strike,…

Subjects: Biology, Human Physiology

Products Mentioned

  • Force Plate
  • Logger Pro 3

Monitor Blood Pressure and EKG Simultaneously Using Logger Pro

John Melville, our Biology Staff Scientist, has developed an innovative way to demonstrate how the electrical and physical events of the cardiac cycle are related using a Blood Pressure Sensor (BPS-BTA $105) and an EKG Sensor (EKG-BTA $147) with our award-winning Logger Pro software. EKG with Blood Pressure Pulse Blood pressure is a measure of the changing fluid pressure within the…

Subjects: Human Physiology

Products Mentioned

  • EKG Sensor
  • Blood Pressure Sensor
  • LabPro
  • And 3 more products

Video Analysis and Muscle Physiology

Our biology staff scientist, John Melville, has been working with our new LabQuest Mini and has found a way to integrate video analysis into a simple muscle physiology experiment. EKG sensors are attached to the bicep and forearm muscles to record muscle activity. A Low-g Accelerometer is then attached to the wrist to measure joint…

Subjects: Human Physiology

Products Mentioned

  • Low-g Accelerometer
  • LabQuest Mini
  • Logger Pro 3
  • EKG Sensor

Studying Biomechanics with Vernier

If you have ever wanted to introduce your students to the study of human biomechanics, we have found a great product for you. While attending the Annual Meeting of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), we came across two excellent interactive models that use Vernier sensors and our LabQuest to study human biomechanics. The…

Subjects: Human Physiology

Products Mentioned

  • Low-g Accelerometer
  • Dual-Range Force Sensor
  • Original LabQuest
  • Logger Pro 3
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