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What is heart rate? What is pulse? How do you find a heart rate by taking a pulse? What determines a person's heart rate? Will heart rate increase by doing some activity? Does exercising regularly strengthen the heart muscle? Take a look at this activity and help your young learners find the answers to all of these questions.
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. Have your number crunchers construct a graph of this model and answer some simple questions. If you have the time, make it more personal and monitor pulse rates at rest and after 20 jumping jacks. Either way, it is sure to keep your class engaged.
Students explore the concept of heart rate. For this heart rate lesson, students measure their heart rate sitting, lying, and standing. Students work in groups to collect data for each position and graph the heart rate v. position for each group member. Students make conjectures about the effect body position has on heart rate.
Young scholars 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 particularly strong, cross-curricular lesson plan.
Learners explore heart rates. For this heart rate lesson, students discover the average heart rates for adolescents. Learners evaluate their resting heart rates and compare their pulse before and after exercising. Students work with a database to create a graph of results.
Students 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 at which a group of zebra fish embryos were raised.
Fourth graders 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. They rotate to the next station. Students collect data on Excel and create graphs.
Students feel their pulse and describe it. They predict whether certain activities will increase or decrease their heart rates. Students use a heart rate sensor to determine resting heart rates and those after activity. In conclusion, they describe the change in heart rate as increasing, decreasing, or staying the same.
Eighth graders measure heart rate and find complete related data activities. In this heart rate lesson, 8th graders read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart" and view a PowerPoint about heart rate. Students complete related worksheets about measuring heart rate and create a graph for the lesson.
Are there benefits to being physically active? Yes! There are both short-term and long-term benefits! Being physically active doesn't just have strengthen you physically, but also emotionally and socially. Learners find out how to calculate heart rate. They discuss how often one should be physically active and what types of activities to do. As a concluding activity, they create posters directed at promoting physical activity.
What are some of the benefits of physical activity? Young learners take a look at not just the physical benefits, but also the emotional and social benefits of being physically active. There is a heart rate activity to count their resting heart rate and then they do a little bit of exercise to get their working heart rate. There is also a small project to do creating a poster about being physically active every day.