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What Makes Your PULSE RACE?


    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 -




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 2 minutes. Record the result. Take a photo.


4. Skip for 2 minutes. Record the result. Take a photo


5. Run for 2 minutes. Record the result. Take a photo


Challenge Try out some other activities as well.

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:-


Tip: You can use the paintbrush tool to format your spreadsheet.
Download the Pulse Rate template below as a
numbers template(Pulse Rate 2.numbers) and just
replace the images and information.



Exercise and your heart Great Lesson plan for taking your pulse.


EXTENSION: What Effect does exercise have on pulse rate?

WATCH the video How Your Heart Works (6min)

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.

WATCH the Video 2012 Science Project - Heart Rate and Exercise
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.





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THEN perhaps move onto IAMBIC Pentameter

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