different foods with varying hardness
experimentalist to chew the food
1. Open Logger Pro. Connect the correct cords to the computer and the probers to face of the experimental body's lower jaw and and upper jaw with the electrode tabs.
2. Start the data collection by having the experimentalist relax their jaw for 5 seconds while recording and then clench for 5 seconds.
3. Use the next set of data collection to compare the muscle action in the chewing of different foods. Use the foods you have selected. Have the experimentalist put them in their mouth, then start the data collection. Allow them to rest their jaw for 5 seconds and then tell them to chew until swallowing and the graph will record the difference.
4. Repeat this action until all food types are tried.
By following the correct procedures and collecting our data our hypothesis was true. It is true that if we test the jaw while chewing different foods then the foods that are harder will have a bigger max reading on the electrical activity than softer foods because the jaw has to work harder to chew those items. Our graph and analysis prove our hypothesis to be right. We had a lot of fun doing the activity as well which makes it even better!
I feel like all through out this lab my group worked diagently and well together. We also collected accurate data and had a fun time doing it so I would say this was a successful project and that I did good. Next steps could include other muscles electrical activities to see which muscles cause large changes in mV or other projects that could be linked to this data such as just even testing a wider variety in food or even extending to non foods and just biting down on them.
Overall, our project was a great success. I hope this helped you to undersand our lab and a little bit about electrial activity in the jaw when you chew certain foods.
|PS- don't forget to chew your food!!|