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Make a copy of the first stethoscope with only a cardboard tube! René Laennec invented the first stethoscope in 1819 using an actual paper tube!
Changing Body Positions: How Does the Circulatory System Adjust?Add to list Details
In this activity about how the body regulates blood pressure (page 117 of the PDF), learners make and compare measurements of heart rate and blood pressure from three body positions: sitting, standing
Catch the (Sound) Wave!
See and hear how sound waves travel through different types of materials. Extend the experiment online and learn how you can "see" with sound waves using ultrasound.
Measuring Blood Pressure in SpaceAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 105 of the PDF), learners measure heart rate and blood pressure and learn how to obtain consistent measurements during repeated tests.
Heart to Heart
In this activity, learners compare ways to measure their heart rates. Learners build their own stethoscopes and learn how exercise affects heart rate.
Sounds of the Heart
In this activity, learners will investigate the sounds of the heart.