Lesson Plan

Heart Rate and Exercise

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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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  • Thoroughly written teacher's notes
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