Formative Assessment #2: Circulatory System Performance Assessment

Watch as your pupils' hearts get pumping! An interactive activity has individuals record their heart rates after completing different activities. Each task has a different degree of physical activity. They then graph their results and look for patterns connecting their findings to what they know about the anatomy of the heart.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a performance task while studying the circulatory system
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider having pupils complete multiple trials to increase accuracy
  • Learners with physical disabilities may need an alternative or modified assignment
  • Lesson is the ninth installment in a series of 21
Pros
  • Provides an answer key with sample solutions
  • Examines multiple representations of data to make connections
Cons
  • None