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Olympic Track Meet


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    Kohl Children's Museum

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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.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Stop watch or clock
  • Whistle (optional)

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Circulation
      • Health and Nutrition
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago, Inc., ©2012

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