Looking for a new way to introduce lab process and scientific method? Use this lab as a great way to show students how science is done! This lab helps incorporate students love of music with scientific principles. By having the students listen to a variety of different tunes and measuring their pulse before and after each one, it attempts to answer the question, "Does music have an effect on your heart rate?"
In short, easy to understand sections, this lab walks students through the scientific method asking them to identify a problem, do a little background research, come up with a hypothesis, and then test that hypothesis and draw a conclusion.
This document contains student sheets and a page detailing how teachers can get ready for this easy to prepare yet interesting exercise.
Can be used in grades 7-10 biology classes and is easily modified to add additional challenges for older or higher level students.