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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    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. Learners are...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 4 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    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. Learners calculate their pulse rate (beats per minute)...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners compare ways to measure their heart rates. Learners build their own stethoscopes and learn how exercise affects heart rate.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    COSI
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    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. Although this activity was...

    free Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    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. By checking their pulse rates...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners take their own pulse and explore how heart rate is affected by various activities. Learners can then track their heart rate on the chart provided, and compare their heart...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this activity, learners explore how to stay fit the fun way. Learners participate in three physical activities. Learners then design an experiment to determine which activity offers the highest...

    free Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this environmental health activity, learners investigate their breathing and pulse rates, and learn how these measurements are affected by physical activity. There are three parts to this...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Nebraska State Museum
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    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. Learners measure human body...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Kohl Children's Museum
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    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.

    free Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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