Lesson Plan

Heart Rate and Exercise

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 is a classic activity when studying the heart, this particular resource will keep your heart rate in check as you prepare! 

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Instructional Ideas
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  • Great for a physical education class, anatomy class, or when discussing the human body in biology
  • Thoroughly written teacher's notes
  • Accompanying handout is colorful and detailed
  • Provides extensive background information and a detailed lab sheet
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