Have a heart! Students gather data from their own pulse rates from four exercises and create a graph to show the results. They also must analyze and interpret the data to explain their differing heart rates. A scoring rubric is provided for the graphing exercise. Heart facts and diagrams are also included in this lesson for you to go more in depth about the working of the heart. This is an engaging activity to teach graphing or for a learning activity for Valentines Day at the intermediate level. The Talk it, Read it, Write it, format provides an application of language arts skills to a real time situation.
This activity addresses various components of the 2011 Framework for K-12 Science Education . The scientific practices include: Asking questions, Developing and using models, Analyzing and Interpreting data, and Constructing explanations. The Grade band endpoint for LS1.A: Structure and Function: How do the structures of organisms enable life functions?
By the end of grade 5: Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.