Education Technology

Heart and Lungs - Making Them Work

Published on 07/16/2011

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will study the effect of exercise on heart rate, respiratory rate and air flow in and out of the lungs.

Objectives

  • Students will determine the effect of exercise on heart rate, respiratory rate, and air flow in and out of the lungs.
  • Students will correlate the fitness level of an individual with amount of daily exercise.

Vocabulary

  • amplitude
  • frequency
  • heart rate
  • respiratory rate

About the Lesson

In this lesson students will study the effect of exercise on heart rate, respiratory rate and air flow in and out of the lungs.
As a result, students will:

  • Analyze graphs that represent how exercise changes vital signs of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
  • Relate the shape of the graph to changing levels of CO2 that occur as a result of exercise.
  • Make predictions on how daily exercise affects physical fitness.