Lab Report Outline: Heart rate and Blood Pressure
Each student is required to write up a complete lab report on the experiment which we
have just completed, on heart rate and blood pressure.
The lab report is to be individual work, and MUST NOT BE JUST COPIED FROM
Follow this outline to complete your report. Do not copy the text in brackets, but follow
those instructions given.
Write neatly in pen, be careful about your spelling, and give complete answers. Use a
ruler for any straight lines.
Work must be finished in class! No extra time will be allowed.
Purpose: To determine the effect of activity levels on heart rate and blood pressure.
(Write here, in point form, the steps which you followed in last day’s experiment)
(Write here, in point form, the steps you followed in the blood pressure part of the lab.)
Data: (Neatly complete the data tables below. Use a ruler to draw the grid.)
Individual 4-Classes Average
Heart Rate: in 15 sec. beats per minute in 15 sec. beats per minute
After Walking Around Lounge
After 2 Runs Up & Down Stairs
After 2 Minutes Recovery Period
After 2 More Stair Runs
After 1 Minute Recovery Period
Individual in mm Hg 4-Classes Average in mm Hg
Blood Pressure: Systolic Diastolic Systolic Diastolic
Digital, after 30 Jumping-Jacks
Manual, using cuff and stethoscope
Discussion: (Copy and fully answer these questions)
1. What were the three different activity levels studied in the heart rate test?
2. How is your heart rate related to your activity level?
3. How is your blood pressure related to your activity level?
4. Are your blood pressure and heart rate connected in any way, and if so, why?
5. After running up and down stairs, how did the class average pulse rates compare, after 2
minutes rest, and after only 1 minute’s rest? Can you explain why?
6. What are the two arteries used to measure heart rates?
7. Could we use veins to measure heart rates, instead? Explain why or why not.
8. List three more factors, other than activity level, which can affect your heart rate.
9. If any of your heart rate readings are significantly different from the class averages, can you
suggest which factors might be responsible?
10. List three more factors, other than heart rate, which can affect blood pressure.
11. If you had any problems in measuring your heart rate or blood pressure, list them here, and
describe how you solved or overcame your problems.
Conclusion: (describe here, in your own words, how activity level appears to affect heart rate
and blood pressure)