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Product 13863

By: The Flinn Staff

In the Studying Heart Function Using Electrocardiograms Kit for anatomy and physiology, take on the role of a cardiologist and review four case studies to determine the heart rate and analyze other characteristic patterns.

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A properly functioning heart is essential to good health. But how is the heart’s function evaluated? One method is with the use of electrocardiograms (ECG). Learn how to read an ECG and correlate the steps involved in a normal heart rhythm with electrical signals recorded on an ECG. In this activity, students take on the role of cardiologists as they review four case studies to determine the heart rate and analyze other characteristic patterns. The patterns are then used to identify how the electrical signal corresponds to the mechanical action of the heart and to determine if any irregularities are present.This completely reusable kit comes with enough materials for 30 students working in pairs. Reproducible student worksheet includes thought-provoking questions and detailed answers in the Teacher Notes.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.