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PHYSIOLOGY OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM TI-NSPIRE™ LAB ACTIVITY
 
Biology

Key Topic: Circulatory System; Comparative Physiology

The microgravity environment of space makes the ISS a unique laboratory for the testing of spacecraft systems that will be required for future exploration missions beyond low Earth orbit. In this Lab activity, students will learn about and evaluate the physiological changes of the circulatory system that occur in astronauts’ bodies when shifting from Earth’s gravity to microgravity.

Students will
  • develop an understanding of human blood pressure;
  • gather and analyze heart rate data under various conditions;
  • enter, graph, and analyze data using a TI-Nspire handheld; and
  • evaluate heart rate dissimilarities between endothermic and ectothermic animals.


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Note: This particular activity requires the use of TI-Nspire™ technology to be used successfully.

Files for use with the TI-Nspire™
› Physiology of the Circulatory System Lab TI_Nspire Educator Edition (PDF 401 KB)
› Physiology of the Circulatory System Lab TI_Nspire Student Edition (PDF 143 KB)
Note: The following files are software specific files for Texas Instrument Nspire calculators.
› Physiology of the Circulatory System Lab TI_Nspire Document (TNS 120 KB)
› Physiology of the Circulatory System Lab TI_Nspire Document w/ Solutions (TNS 121 KB)

Related Resources
› VIDEO: Exercise Helps Keep Astronauts Healthy in Space
› VIDEO: Real World: Heart Rate and Blood Pressure (4th video)