What Is Basal Metabolic Rate? - Calculation & Overview


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BMR stands for:

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1. Humans maintain a constant body temperature, no matter what the external environment is like. This means they are:

2. The first BMR equation was published by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your comprehension of the background of basal metabolic rate as well as some key topics related to the subject, including BMR equations.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

For the quiz, take a look at the list below. These are some important terms and topics that you will need to know:

  • Body temperature and the environment
  • What BMR stands for
  • BMR equations
  • The history of the BMR

Skills Practiced

Students will need to use the following skills in this worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on basal metabolic rate
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding BMR calculations and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the effect of the environment on body temperature

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about calculating basal metabolic rate, check out the corresponding lesson on What is Basal Metabolic Rate? - Calculation, Overview. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Understand the Mifflin-St. Jeor equation
  • Define kilocalories and energy
  • Learn how respirometry is used to calculate BMR in animals
  • Know Kleiber's Law
  • Understand why the mass-specific metabolic rate is important