All Science Fair Projects

Over 1000 FREE Science Fair Project Ideas!

Music and blood pressureFeatured science projectScience project video

Abstract

Music has been proven scientifically to have beneficial effects both mentally and physically. Music has shown to reduce blood pressure, change heart and respiration rate, relieve stress and muscle tension. Do different styles of music affect blood pressure in different ways? Which music works best in reducing blood pressure? This is the purpose of this experiment.

Objective

Collect data by recording the blood pressure of participants. Organize that data in a data table. Then, analyze the data for patterns that appear in the blood pressure changes. Then, form a conclusion to whether specific musical styles have a greater affect on blood pressure.

Scientific Terms

Blood Pressure, systolic pressure, diastolic pressure

Background

Music is an important part of many people’s lives. We may have a certain genera of music which we like to listen to when we want to relax, when we want to study, or when we want to celebrate. Equally true, music may pose a distraction for some, even causing discomfort. In this study, you will recruit subjects to listen to different musical styles and examine how it affects their blood pressure.

Blood pressure is the amount of pressure that blood puts on the walls of blood vessels as it travels through them. Blood pressure is comprised of two measurements, systolic and diastolic pressures. In the blood pressure reading 120/80 mmHG (normal blood pressure), the top number is the systolic, while the lower number is the diastolic.

Questions:

  • What is blood pressure?
  • How can music have an effect on blood pressure?
See our all-time most popular science projects
You might also like these projects
    Search science fair projects Browse science fair projects
    popular science fair projects
    Complexity level:
    6
    Project cost ($):
    50
    Time required:
    Does not take into consideration the time needed to obtain materials, recruit participants, and carry out the experiment
    Material availability:
    Safety concerns: