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Heart rate lab report

  1. 1. Heart Rate Lab Report<br />Use this guide to write your lab report.<br />
  2. 2. This lab report only needs to contain the following sections:<br />A proper scientific title<br />A 1-2 paragraph introduction<br />Results section<br />Discussion section<br />Literature Cited/Bibliography<br />
  3. 3. Title<br />A scientific title generally has:<br />1. The factor that were changed (jumping).<br />2. The thing that was measured (pulse).<br />3. The specific organism that was studied (7th grade Homosapiens). <br />Here is an example: "The Effects of Light and Temperature on the Growth of Populations of the Bacterium, Escherichia coli "<br />
  4. 4. Introduction<br />Should contain your hypothesis.<br />Your introduction should include relevant <br /> background information about the heart <br /> and the circulatory system. <br />At a minimum you should include the following information:<br />A description of the circulatory system<br />What is a pulse?<br />Examples of stimuli that can increase heart rate <br />
  5. 5. Results<br />Your results should have a table with the <br /> average resting heart rates and jumping heart rates for all students. <br /><ul><li>Make sure your table has a title and give a 1-2 sentence description of what is displayed in the table.</li></li></ul><li>Discussion<br /> Interpret your data, what patterns did you see? For example is there a connection between the gender of the test subject and their heart rate?<br />What was strange or unexpected?<br />Explain at least three sources of error or things you would change if you were to do this experiment again.<br />
  6. 6. Literature Cited / Bibliography<br />You MUST give credit for your sources! <br />You MUST cite at least two sources of information in your introduction.<br />Make sure to use quotation marks around words that are not your own original ideas/words. <br />Use a footnote (a small number at the end of the sentence) to show that what you are writing comes from one of your sources in the bibliography.<br />For example:<br />“A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked” (1). <br />The (1), refers to the first source in the bibliography<br />
  7. 7. Formatting & Grammar<br />You must type your lab report.<br />A printed copy is due in class. If you do not have a printed copy, it is late.<br />Each day it is late, a letter grade is lost. After three days, the assignment will not be accepted.<br />Spelling and grammar count!<br />Your lab report should be NO MORE than two pages.<br />

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