A2 Controlling the Heart Rate - cardiovascular control centre

A lesson which explores the effect of exercise and heart rate on the body. Students learn how to calculate cardiac output.
The power point explores the role of the cardiovascular control centre. Students complete a diagram showing how both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems can increase/decrease the heart rate depending on blood pressure, need for oxygen and glucose.
There is a little practical activity when students observe the effect of adrenaline on heart rate and how quickly heart rate changes.

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  • adrenaline---scary-clip.mp4

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Created: Feb 18, 2018

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