The purpose of this experiment was to find out what the effect of music is on the human heart rate of seventh grade girls.
I became interested in this idea when I wondered how does music effect humans.
The information gained from this experiment may help people find a more
lively or relaxing music tempo.
My hypothesis is that the slower the tempo the slower the heart rate will be.
I base my hypothesis on R.M. Lonyears article in World Book Encyclopedia
about "Music". He states that tempo makes the music seem more exciting.
The heart beats faster when a person is scared or excited and slower when
the person is relaxed according to Michael H. Crawford’s article in World
Book Encyclopedia’s article about the "Heart."
The constants in this study were: How long the subject rested before listening. How long subject listened. Same gender subject. Where the pulse was taken. Instrument listened to. Number of songs listened to. Same approximate age of subject. How far away the subject sits from CD player. Same volume listened to.
The manipulated variable was the tempo of the music.
The responding variable was the heart rate.
To measure the responding variable I took the radial pulse of the subject
for 20 seconds.
1. Obtain Permission slips from students.
The original purpose of this experiment was to find out what the affect of music is on the human heart rate of seventh grade girls.
The results of the experiment were that the slower the tempo the slower
the heart rate was.
See the table and graph below.
My hypothesis was that the slower the tempo the slower the heart rate will be.
The results indicate that this hypothesis should be accepted.
Because of the results of this experiment, I wonder if music would have affected 7th grade males different than females.
If I were to conduct this project again I would have a larger sample
size of subjects. I would also use a larger range of tempo variations.
-I would like to thank my mom for encouraging me to try my hardest and being behind me every step of the way.
-My brother for checking all my work.
-My best friend Stephanie for staying with me at after school study sessions, laughing when things got bad and letting me do my overdue work on her computer.
-Mrs. Helms for helping me research my project.
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