Title of Bulletin Board: How exercise effects our heart
Suggested Grade Level: 6-8
This board was designed by my 6th grade students. We conducted an experiment to see how exercise effects our heart rates. The first day I taught the students how to find their heart rate. We then did a series of activities - running, walking, jogging, climbing stairs, laying down, sitting, etc. for them to see how their hearts respond to the different movements and for them to conclude that the more strenuous the exercise/movement, the higher their heart rate.
Over the next couple weeks, the students did a different activity each day - soccer, capture the flag, yoga, fitness stations, basketball, walking, zumba, flag football, cooperative games, etc. Each class they took their heart rates 4 times throughout class and came up with a class average. At the end of each class, the students graphed their results, so that at the end of the unit, they had a complete bar graph depicting the different activities and their average heart rate during each activity.
I also used resources from "heart.org" for the students to use to make the bulletin board. We put the path of blood through our hearts and each student picked out a fact and wrote it on a piece of paper to put onto the bulletin board.
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Submitted by Abigail Wrinn who teaches at Windsor Locks Middle School in Windsor Locks, CT. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 6/16/2015 2:51:38 PM. Viewed 3500 times since 5/6/2015.
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