Heart to Heart

This Heart to Heart activity & project also includes:

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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Instructional Ideas

  • Partner your class up and have them take turns measuring heartbeats, after they work together to build the stethoscope
  • Have learners compare their heartbeats after completing various activities, such as walking a lap or doing jumping jacks
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed as a STEM activity for the family, but is applicable to any class
Pros

  • Encourages girls to pursue their interests in the medical field
  • A great addition to a health class, as well as a measurement unit in a math class
  • Provides a reference guide for teachers and learners
Cons

  • None