Investigating the Effect of Physical Exercise On Pulse Rate

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The final lesson in the 10-part biology series encourages scholars to explore pulse rate. Through measurements of resting pulse and after periods of exercise, scholars graph the changes physical exercise causes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the experiment to also include respiration rate
Classroom Considerations

  • Each pair of students needs a stopwatch
  • If possible, perform the experiment in a large area so pupils can run a distance rather than in place, as the heart rate changes will be more noticable running distance
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Pros

  • Provides cross-curricular connections to health and fitness, math, and science
  • Lists a textbook that aligns with the experiment
Cons

  • None