Comparing blood pressure and heart rate in different water temperatures Emily & Bella
During our time in DEEP we have conducted an experiment that will test the diving reflex of ten eighth grades. Diving reflex is the initial reaction to the face being submerged in water under 70 degrees, our experiment will involve two tanks of water with different water temperatures. We will first measure the student's resting heart rate and blood pressure and once we have that the students will dunk their heads in water and hold their breath. They will be dunking their head in 80 and 65 degree water, once the student has held their breath for as long as they can in either of these water temperatures we will measure their heart rate and blood pressure. We will repeat this process in a different temperature once they have rested and their body has settled.