Reflection: Student Ownership Blood Pressure - Flipped - Section 3: Explore


I used to use a prescribed pulse rate activity in which each of the students was required to complete a set number of activities (standing, sitting, jumping, reading, etc.) after which they needed to take their pulse and then determine how long it took for their heart rate to return to its resting rate. While the students seemed to enjoy this activity, they had no input into designing it.  

As a result, they were not actively involved in determining outcomes or seeking information that was important to them. By having the students develop their own method for testing changes in pulse rate, they are able to do something that interests them, develop knowledge on a topic of their choice, and practice the steps of experimentation.

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Blood Pressure - Flipped

Unit 6: Circulatory System
Lesson 2 of 7

Objective: SWBAT identify use their understanding of blood pressure to develop their own experiment.

Big Idea: Help students understand the basics of blood pressure and how it can be impacted by guiding them through experimental design.

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Science, Circulatory system, experimental design, Blood, blood pressure, Heart Rate, heart
  40 minutes
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