Keeping Blood Pressure under check.
Amidst the world-wide obesity epidemic and broader concerns about improving heart health, blood pressure has emerged as an important question—for kids of any weight. Some amount of pressure is essential for circulation, without it circulation may not be possible. But what is the right pressure!
The students of IGCSE Yr-1 explored the reasons for the drop and spike in blood pressure. Through various activities they were able to monitor differences in the pressure levels, thereby understanding that it is not just connected to physiological issues but also affected by physical activity.
Through a class activity the IGCSE Yr-1, Biology students used the Lab Disc, a digital sphygmomanometer to track the changes in Blood pressure levels. This was coupled with a workout session which gave them a clear understanding of the learning objective. The activity was completed with a reflection on diet and overall wellness.