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Vernier - Heart Rate and Exercise

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will evaluate their physical fitness.


In this experiment, students will:

  • Determine the effect of body position on heart rates.
  • Determine the effect of exercise on heart rates.
  • Determine their 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

In this experiment, students will evaluate their physical fitness. An arbitrary rating system will be used to "score" fitness during a variety of situations. Tests will be made while in a resting position, in a prone position, as well as during and after physical exercise.  Students will use a Vernier Hand-Grip Heart Rate Monitor or Vernier Exercise Heart Rate Monitor.