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Anatomy Physiology Inquiry Projects

High School Anatomy/Physiology Class Inquiry Projects -Introduction

Hillary Loomis

on 1 March 2011

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Transcript of Anatomy Physiology Inquiry Projects

Anatomy and Physiology Inquiry Projects Scientific Method Timeline and grading Example Ideas Questions Use your brains!

Some restrictions apply...
-Safety Prior Knowledge &
Observations Ask a Question Hypothesis Methods
- repeatable Data Collection Data Analysis Results Conclusion Reflections Share your findings Brain- memory Exercise Science/ Sports Medicine Senses Stress management Relationships:
Performance/agility and height or equipment or sports drinks
Temperature and reaction time, speed etc.
? Memory and sleep, food
exercise and brain function
colors and memorization
? Most effective stress management techniques...
music, breathing, visualization, meditation? Taste tests ...
Can you tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi
Smell recognition..difference between males and females

What type of winter wear material provides the best insulation: wool, fleece, nylon or cotton? Prior Knowledge and Observations Question Hypothesis Methods Data: Data Analysis Conclusion Reflections What fabric is best for keeping my ears warm?
by: Simon, Alvin and Theodore 12.14.10 Grades:
presentation rubric I observed that various winter hats insulat my head to varying degrees. I wouildl ike to test the insulating factor of wool, polar fleece and cotton knit. Which hat best limits the decrease in ear temperature when exposed to a cold winter day? The wool hat will provide the best insulation. 1. Materials were assembled: Three hats of similar thickness (4 mm), an ear thermometer and an outside thermometer were collected and 10 participants (3rd hour study hall students) were identified.
2. Measure and record outside temperature data
3. Measure and record ear temperature inside of a participant
4. Assign hat to participant and record
5. Participant stands outdoors, wearing hat for 10 minutes.
6. Participant's ear temperature is measured and recorded outside after 10 minute exposure.
7. Participant warms up inside until the temperature is returned to base.
8. Participant is assigned another hat and steps 4-7 are repeated. Results Participant Hat Temp. inside Temp. outside Change in Temp.

1 wool 44 C 43 C 10 C
1 polar fleece 44 C 40 C 2 C
1 cotton 44 C 40 C 4 C
3 Out data show that there is a connection between hat material and ear warmth. Our hypothesis was supported by our data. Wool hats provide the most significant insulation. Many additional questions arose during this project. First of all our method for testing ear temperature could have been more precise. Also, some of our subjects could not complete the test in one day, thus data was collected on different days with different outdoor temperatures. Another concern we have was the influence of moisture (or lack there of) in our experim. We think it would be interesting to test the hats under wetter conditions. Wednesday goal: form groups and brainstorm
Thursday goal: finalize question and hypothesis
Friday goal: finalize prior knowledge, methods

Monday - Wednesday: time to collect data

-complete data collection
-data analysis
-find results, write conclusion and reflection
-create posters
-present research to class
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