I. Teacher or Student
Rachel Diss, Melissa Patterson, DeNita Bitzer
II. School Name
Mt. de Chantal Academy
III. E-mail Address
IV.Title of Experiment
The Effects of Exercise on Respiration and Pulse
Does exercising have an effect on breathing and
After exercising, you will increase your breathing
and pulse rate.
paper, pen or pencil, watch with second hand, computers
exactly as in handout
IX. Results (data)
3. Brief summary statement describing trends or
The t-test for breaths per minute is 0.000046554,
and the t-test for pulse rates per minute is 0.00000118113. This
shows that both the pulse rates and breathing rates increased after exercise.
X. Discussion of Results
1. Significance of Results
A significant difference was found.
2. Applications to Advanced Life Support (ALS)
The breaths per minute in the experiment related
to the amount of oxygen we will require on the mission. We would have to
think about the amount of exercise that we would do on the mission, because
in the experiment, we required more oxygen after we exercised. Like in the
experiment, different people required different amounts of oxygen. On the
mission, we would have to take into consideration that each person would
need different amounts of oxygen.
In BaBS, most of our difficulties were with running
out of food and having too much carbon dioxide.
3. Future Experiments
If exercise affects moisture from perspiration
on the moon
If you exercise, your breathing will increase and
so will your pulse rate. The data supported our hypothesis that after exercising
you will increase your breathing and pulse rate.