Driving question : Can you visualize electrical activity of the heart?

In this activity you will investigate the electrical activity of your heart using an ECG sensor. Also the effect of, for example exercising or a cup of coffee, can be examined.

Topic: Human physiology,
Concepts: EKG, Heart monitoring,
Grade level: High School (14-18 years),
Activity type: Data logging,
Sensors: ECG sensor,
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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