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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own...
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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Teach your exercise enthusiasts to read their pulse rate at the radial artery and multiply by four to calculate beats per minute. Learners perform a variety of activities, recording their heart rates after one minute of each. Though this...
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Target Heart Rate

For Students 7th - 10th
This accompanies a lesson on how various activities affect heart rate. Young learners identify resting heart rate and target heart rate. They do some physical activities to measure their heart rates for each of those activities. They...
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Investigating Factors Affecting the Heart Rate of Daphnia

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
What variables change heart rate? Young scientists observe the beating heart in Daphnia to understand these variables. They make changes in temperature, chemicals, and other factors as they graph the heart rates. Analysis questions help...
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Heart Rate

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students move through a variety of locomotor skills at different paces to see how they affect their heart rate. In this health, human body, and physical activity lesson plan, students measure their heart rate and discuss health. A...
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My Cute Little Heart Beat

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Grover discusses the heart in this short video. He uses a stethoscope to listen to his heartbeat and discusses the positive effects of exercise.
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Application Problem Using an Equation - Target Heart Rate

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Get your heart pumping! A linear equation can compute the target heart rate of an individual based on their age. A thorough lesson demonstrates how to use an equation to calculate the age of an individual given a target heart rate. The...
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Graphs of Linear Systems: Heart Rate Tracker

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Max out heart rates for males and females. Formulas of maximum heart rates provide the equations for a linear system. Pupils use the interactive to graph the equations for males and females and determine their points of intersection. The...
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Human Body Series - Cardiovascular System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Pump up your class while studying the cardiovascular system with this pair of activities. In one, learners record heart rates during different actions. In the second, they read kid-friendly heart health articles online and then write a...
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How Does Your Heart Rate?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work with partners to count their pulse for 1 minute. After 1 minute students record their pulse rate on graph paper. Next students do different exercises for 1 minute. After each exercise students write down the exercise and...
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Calculating Target Heart Rate Zone

For Students 6th - 9th
This is a basic instructional activity on which to calculate and record what one's maximum heart rate should be. One can then determine and record a heart rate zone for training. Then there is an opportunity to record one's exercising...
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Here's to Your Healthy Heart: Heart Rate Record Work Sheet

For Students 5th - 12th
In this heart rate record work sheet, students record their pulse rate after completing different levels of exercise. Students record their hear rate after walking, doing jumping jacks and running at one minute intervals.
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Heart Rate and Exercise: Is There a Correlation?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does exercise cause heart rates to be different? Given data regarding the number of hours of exercise per week and heart rates, pupils determine the correlation between the two. The data includes two types of heart rates to associate...
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Temperature Affects The Heart Rate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers relate heart rate and development to environmental conditions through experiment. In cooperative groups, students record the heart rate in developing zebra fish. Groups create a standard curve to predict the temperature...
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Interpreting Heart Rates During Various Physical Activities

For Teachers 4th
Learners review terminology: pulse, heart rate, target heart rate zone. They work in three groups, and assigned to one of three activity stations. At 5-minute intervals, 4th graders check their pulse and record it on their group card....
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Marathon Challenge by PBS

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Does your class have the heart for this activity about exercise and pulse rates? After measuring resting heart rate and recovery heart rate, have your young athletes investigate pulse rate and the effect of exercise on pulse rate. This...
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Sports Physiology and Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If I want to build up my heart, where should I start? Science scholars use statistics in a sports physiology setting during an insightful experiment. Groups measure resting and active heart rates and develop a scatter plot that shows the...
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Heart Rate Monitoring

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Algebra learners like this resource because it is easy to understand and it relates to their lives. Whether you are starting a new workout routine, or just climbing the stairs, your heart rate increases and decreases throughout the day....
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Exercise Your Brain, Analyze Your Heart Rate

For Teachers 9th Standards
Give your brain a workout. Pairs measure each other's heart rates before and after exercising. Box plots help compare the center, spread, and shape of the resulting data.
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Peak Heart Rates

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
Healthy algebra students start their day studying peak heart rate posters that look very much like tables. Through some good questioning, collaborative groups work to read between the lines to find other age-peak heart rate relationships...
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Applications of Equations - Heart Rate, Simple Interest, Population Growth

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Here's a lesson sure to get your heart beating! Scholars learn how to apply equations to solve problems by watching a short YouTube video. They substitute values into given linear and exponential equations to determine values for heart...
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Heart Rate and Physical Fitness Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the causes of heart disease and survey the staff to gather data on their health and family history.  In this health lesson students create a PowerPoint presentation and brochure on the communities health.
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Heart Smart in a Heart Beat

For Teachers 5th - 7th
As an introductory activity, young statisticians measure their heart rate at rest and after exercise and compute the mean and median, and create a box & whisker plot.  This is followed by watching a video (that no longer seems to...
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Heart Rate Probes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students collect heart rate data using probes. In this biology lesson, students explain the factors affecting heart rate. They graph and analyze collected data.

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