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The Pulse of Gravity
In this astronomy activity (page 3 of the PDF), learners will examine the effects of gravity on a person’s pulse and explore how gravity can differ from planet to planet.
This activity (on pages 16-23) lets learners measure each other's vital signs—the signs that help doctors understand what's going on in a patient body.
Workin' It OutAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how to stay fit the fun way. Learners participate in three physical activities.
Cardiac HillAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity linking human health to the environment, learners use their pulse rates as a measure of the effort expended in walking on different slopes.
Animal Anti-FreezeAdd to list Details
In this outdoor winter activity, learners search for and create hibernation sites that will protect gelatin "animals" from freezing.
Heart and Lungs
In this environmental health activity, learners investigate their breathing and pulse rates, and learn how these measurements are affected by physical activity.
Living ClocksAdd to list Details
In this activity about daily rhythms (on page 17 of the PDF), learners will explore circadian patterns in humans, animals and plants.
Pulse of Life: Measure Your PulseAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners take their own pulse and explore how heart rate is affected by various activities.
BlinkAdd to list Details
In this self-measuring activity, learners observe and record how many times a minute they blink, take a breath, and chew, as well as how many times a minute their heart beats.
Get Moving! Active Play Indoors and Outdoors
In this activity, learners explore the importance of active play.
Changing Body Positions: How Does the Circulatory System Adjust?Add to list Details
In this activity about how the body regulates blood pressure (page 117 of the PDF), learners make and compare measurements of heart rate and blood pressure from three body positions: sitting, standing
Measuring Blood Pressure in SpaceAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 105 of the PDF), learners measure heart rate and blood pressure and learn how to obtain consistent measurements during repeated tests.
In this activity, learners discover how their heart rate changes in different situations.
Drinking Straw Pulse Measurer
In this health activity, learners create a device so that they not only feel their heartbeat, but also see it, using a straw and some clay.
Heart to HeartAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners compare ways to measure their heart rates. Learners build their own stethoscopes and learn how exercise affects heart rate.
Olympic Track Meet
In this activity, learners discover how exercise helps keep the body healthy. Learners increase their heart rates by running and understand how running fast versus walking affects their pulse rates.
Slowing the Flow
In this experiment, pairs of learners explore how cold water affects circulation. The mammalian diving reflex (MDR) slows circulation when the body is exposed to cold water.
Heart Rate and ExerciseAdd to list Details
In this activity about heart health (on page 27 of the PDF), learners measure their heart rates after a variety of physical activities and compare the results with their resting heart rates, and with
Keeps on Pumpin': Your HeartAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore the great pump in their chests--the human heart!