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ERIC Number: EJ939428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Logging the Heart with Microcomputer-Based Labs
van Eijck, Michiel; Goedhart, Martin; Ellermeijer, Ton
Journal of Biological Education, v39 n4 p171-173 2005
A single heartbeat is a complicated process. In Dutch upper secondary biology textbooks this process is illustrated by the classical Wiggers diagram, which usually shows different heart-related quantities, like voltage (ECG), blood pressure, and the heart sounds. It may help students to understand the nature of the Wiggers diagram if they perform comparable measurements of heart-related quantities in the classroom by themselves. We highlight some features of recent developments in Microcomputer-Based Laboratories (MBL) that make such measurements possible. Based on findings of classroom experiments we show how MBL may thus be applied in teaching the working of the heart. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table, and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A