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Do you think you're in good shape? Being healthy and fit is very important. One way to find out how fit you are is to test your lung capacity. This is a measurement of just how much air your lungs hold. The more air your lungs can hold, the more oxygen your lungs can distribute to your body during exercise. With a few simple materials, a 2 liter bottle, plastic tubing, masking tape and water, you can determine the volume of someone's lungs by displacing the water in the bottle with the air in the lungs. 

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Experiment Set-Up 1. Create a Fitness Survey and give it to 7-10 volunteers. The survey should look like this with enough rows for all the volunteers being surveyed. Name Age Average days per week of exercise Typical intensity level during exercise Capacity #1 Capacity #2 Capacity #3 Average Capacity low moderate intense 2. Clean the plastic tubing by rinsing it several times with warm water. 3. Fill the plastic dish plan with about 10cm. 4. Place a strip of masking tape vertically along the bottle from the top to the bottom. Pour in 10 ounces of water at a .....
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