Activity to teach students about Resting and Target Heart Rate/Cardiovascular Fitness. Can easily be adapted for all grades. Includes Information Sheet, Student Worksheet and Reflection Questions.
Directions: Teacher discuss Cardiovascular Fitness and Heart Rate information. Demonstrate how to take HR. Students are led by teacher doing activity, each for a minute. Each minute, stop and have students take their heart rate, and write down what their body feels like/what it is doing but only limit to 10 seconds or less. Then, continue for another minute of exercise Repeat for desired length of time (suggested: 7 minutes). Then, discussion and stop every 2 minutes and take heart rate again.