Can kindergartners and first graders do science investigations? Of course they can and they love it. As long as it is done in an age appropriate way they can. This journal is formatted with the younger scientist in mind. It focuses on one change in the experiment. Students are able to easily construct a hypothesis and clearly explain the results at the end.
This investigation looks at the effects of increasing the exercise on your heart rate. Students will follow the scientific method to answer the question. The journal contains 6 well organized pages and the answer key. They will learn where to find their pulse and rank how fast it is. By the end of the investigation students should be able to:
* Choose a hypothesis and investigate the answer.
* Explain that as exercise increases my heart beats faster
* Record observations and data.
* Create a bar graph
*Summarize the results of the experiment in an age appropriate way.
*Find possible errors in the experiment.
stopwatch or second hand
Journal with answer key
crayons for graph
Included in 16 page digital download
*How to Take Your Pulse
*6 page journal with a 7th page that can be used as a conclusion for older students
Thank you for taking the time to look at my investigation journal. Please check out my 2nd/3rd grade and 4th/5th Grade Heart Rate Journals. They are great for the home school parent teaching multiple grade levels. You can perform the same experiment at the same time and have it appropriate to all levels.
All 3 grade level versions are available for a bundle at:
Yours in Science,
Hands on Science Educator
Investigating the Effects of Exercise on Heart Rate
by Kim Scott
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