Education Technology

Blood Pressure

Updated on 03/31/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will assess blood pressure under changing conditions and make conclusions about the data they have collected.

Objectives

  • Students will collect and assess vital health data.
  • Students will determine factors that influence blood pressure and connect those influences to physiological changes.
  • Students will compare collected data to normal ranges for healthy blood pressure.

Vocabulary

  • blood pressure
  • cardiovascular
  • systolic
  • diastolic
  • pulse

About the Lesson

Using a Blood Pressure Sensor, students will assess blood pressure under changing conditions and make conclusions about the data they have collected. Assessments are embedded in the activity to engage discussion and gauge learning.

As a result, students will:

  • Learn to use the blood pressure sensor to collect data.
  • Learn about the small factors that can influence blood pressure.