Driving question : How does exercise affect your breathing pattern?

In this activity students will study their breathing using a thermocouple sensor. They can compare their breathing with that of someone else. And examine the effect of exercise on their breathing pattern.

Topic: Human physiology,
Concepts: Breathing,
Grade level: High School (14-18 years),
Activity type: Data logging,
Sensors: Thermocouple,
Interface requirements: Single analog sensor input,

The Student Worksheet gives investigation instructions for students.

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The Teacher Notes includes teacher commentaries such as didactical approach, exemplary questions, assignments and data analysis.

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The Science Background describes the scientific principles that underlie the activity.

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Coach Activity/Result file can be opened in the Coach 7 Program. This requires Coach 7 to be installed on your computer.

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