Education Technology

Vernier - Heart Rate and Physical Fitness

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will use the heart rate monitor to analyze heart rates in different situations.


  • Determine the effect of body position on heart rates.
  • Determine the effect of exercise on heart rates.
  • Determine your fitness level.
  • Correlate the fitness level of individuals with factors such as smoking, the amount of daily exercise, and other factors identified by students.

About the Lesson

Students will explore the affect of the body position and exercise on heart rate.  They will also correlate the level of fitness to various daily habits identified by students.