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Lesson Plan
Mascil Project

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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Interactive
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Scholastic

Drugs + Your Body—It Isn’t Pretty

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Drugs can affect all parts of the body including teeth, skin, heart, brain, and lungs. Use an interactive that explores topics like addiction and the brain, steroid use and skin breakouts, methamphetamine use and rotting teeth, smoking...
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Lesson Plan
American Physiological Society

Drug the Water Flea

For Teachers 9th - 10th
This is a flea. This is a flea on drugs. Any questions? Your class will have questions aplenty during an impactful experiment. Lab groups get to know Daphnia magna, the humble water flea, and study the effects of stimulants and...
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Lesson Plan
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Baylor College

Heart and Lungs

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
With a partner, youngsters measure their pulse and breathing rates, both at rest and after running in place for a minute. While this activity is not novel, the lesson plan includes a large-scale classroom graphing activity and other...
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Lesson Plan
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Baylor College

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Assessment
Science Matters

Formative Assessment #2: Circulatory System Performance Assessment

For Students 5th
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...
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Lesson Plan
Nuffield Foundation

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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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

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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Lesson Plan
American Physiological Society

It’s the Heart of the Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get the class jumping for joy with a fascinating look at matters of the heart. Learners perform physical tasks, collect and analyze heart rate data, and study conditions that affect heart health. Use the action-packed lesson plan to...
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Lesson Plan
LABScI

Circulation and Respiration: Vital Signs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do your vital signs tell your doctor? An engaging hands-on instructional activity has your learners monitor their own lung capacity, blood pressure, and heart rate. They then connect the vital measures to the workings of the...
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Activity
Curated OER

Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

For Teachers K - 8th
A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise...
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Activity
Curated OER

Cross (Curricular) Fit

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get up and move with a set of cross-curricular activities designed for math, social studies, or science classes. Each physical education exercise is paired with a concept from a different discipline, including the geography of the Mali...
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Activity
PBS

Heart to Heart

For Students 3rd - 7th
Study heart health and math in one activity. After measuring their resting heart rates by finding the pulse in their wrists, learners build a stethoscope to listen to their heart rate, and note the differences between the two methods.
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Lesson Plan
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Baylor College

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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Worksheet
Curated OER

Exercise and the Human Heart

For Students 4th - 6th
Interpret data and learn about the human heart in one activity! After learning about the way blood flows in the body, fifth graders answer two questions about a graph displaying pulse rate. They then take their own pulses to find the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

5,6,7,8 Line Dance

For Teachers 4th - 11th
5,6,7,8 Line Dance is a very simple, but very fast-paced line dance. It is comprised of the grapvine steps, moving forward and backwards, moving diagonally, jumping, and clapping. There is a repeating section of the dance which calls for...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Keeping Your Heart in Good Shape: What are the Benefits? - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students name the main parts of the heart and what events occur there. They write a reaction that contains complete sentences, and uses proper spelling and grammar, after viewing a video. Students define the following terms: contraction,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Comparing Pulse Rates

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners participate in a lab that demonstrate one example of how the human body maintains homeostasis. Students collect data from themselves and observe how their own bodies react to exercise.
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Lesson Plan
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PLS 3rd Learning

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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PPT
Curated OER

Circulatory System

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Don't let the first slide and its blurry picture detract you from the value of this PowerPoint. Yes, it needs new graphics, but the organization flows like blood, and it succinctly covers the structure and function of the circulatory...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Effect of Math Anxiety on Cardiovascular Homeostasis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using a pulse monitor, learners will measure a resting pulse, take a math test, and then measure the pulse again. They analyze the change in pulse and compare it to performance on the test. This multi-purpose lesson can be used in a...
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Lesson Plan
Montana Office of Public Instruction

Eat Smart Be Smart

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Get children's blood pumping with this primary grade lesson on the human heart. After learning about the important role this muscle plays in the human body, students monitor their heart rates and discover the importance of staying active.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Crazy Frog Dance

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Teach your young learners some basic line dance steps. Get them moving to increase their heart rates and to have fun. This dance consists of a few steps and there is a part that is for free-style moves. While the written description is...