Middle (Advanced)

Vital Signs! (Advanced)

Monitoring Our Body’s Systems

Students learn about how measuring vital signs reveal whether the body is functioning normally. Using the same equipment as physicians and other healthcare professionals, students measure their heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, temperature, and experience what it is like to practice with a patient simulator.


This module is appropriate for students in Grades 6 and up.


The minimum time required to complete this module is 90 minutes.


For more information, please refer to the Next Generation Science Standards for Vital Signs! (Advanced).