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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.
In this activity, learners investigate circulation and measure their own your heartbeat. A heart rate, or pulse, is the number of times the heart beats per minute.
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.
Hilarious HonkerAdd to list Details
Make a hilarious honker! Fasten a piece of string through a hole in the end of a plastic cup and discover the hilarious sounds you can make.
The Pulse is Right
In this online activity, learners measure their pulse rates and investigate how their pulses change when they engage in different activities.
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.
Make a copy of the first stethoscope with only a cardboard tube! René Laennec invented the first stethoscope in 1819 using an actual paper tube!
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
Catch the (Sound) Wave!Add to list Details
See and hear how sound waves travel through different types of materials. Extend the experiment online and learn how you can "see" with sound waves using ultrasound.
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.
Roller Coaster DesignAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Roller Coaster Design Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into g-force and acceleration.
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!