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Under Pressure: Your Blood Pressure


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Under Pressure: Your Blood Pressure

During this lesson, learners will determine their blood pressure and learn about systolic and diastolic pressures. They also investigate how blood pressure works with an activity that uses a balloon and a film canister, and learn about factors that contribute to high blood pressure.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • film canisters
  • balloons
  • pencils
  • paper
  • blood pressure monitor(s)
  • drill
  • drill bit
  • block of wood

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Circulation
      • Health and Nutrition

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Science Museum of Minnesota, ©2000

Funding Source:

  • Medtronic Foundation

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