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Heart Rate and Exercise - What is the effect of exercise on heart rate?


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Use the app Pulse Point on your iPhone or iPad to measure your normal, resting and active pulse rate. (FREE)
Use the old-fashioned method On WIKIHOW
1. Take your pulse. Follow the app instructions - put your finger over the camera lens on the iPhone or iPad(Or use your fingers on your wrist as described above)
Record your result. Ask a friend to take a photo.
2. Relax - lie on the floor, close your eyes for 2 minutes. Take your pulse using the App. Record the result. Take a photo of yourself and also your partner lying on the floor
3. Walk for 1 minutes. Record the result. Take a photo.
4. Skip for 1 minutes. Record the result. Take a photo
5. Run for 1 minutes. Record the result. Take a photo
Challenge Try out some other activities as well.


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Use the NUMBERS APP on your iPad to graph your results.
1. Open a new Sheet in Numbers, and Name your sheet "Pulse Rate".
2. Working with a Friend enter your data like this:-
How Does Your Heart Rate? Lesson plan .PDF


EXTENSION: What Effect does exercise have on pulse rate?
WATCH the video The Heart and Circulatory System - How They Work (3.3min)
DESIGN: an experiment to test this idea. You can test normal pulse rate, the pulse rate straight after exercise and recovery pulse rate, 1 minute after exercise has finished.
You may wish to test the results over a 2 or 3-week period for 5 days a week.
READ About the effect of exercise on pulse and breathing rate
When a fit person, such as an athlete, exercises the pulse rate, breathing rate and lactic acid levels rise much less than they do in an unfit person. The time which it takes for pulse and breathing rate to return to normal is called the recovery time, and the fitter you are, the shorter your recovery time.
Design your experiment.
What will you include running, skipping, walking?
Will you have a control?
How long will the sessions be?
Write your own questions to help you design your experiment.
Tip: You can use the paintbrush tool to format your spreadsheet.
Download the Pulse Race template(What Makes Your PULSE RACE7.pdf).

More Downloads
How many can you do in 60 Secs. For ES1 - choose 5, for S1- 3 do them all and measure your pulse rate at the beginning and end.
Working with a partner design an experiment.



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