Students get in touch with the most important muscle of all—the heart—learning to take their pulse after exercise.
|Objectives||Students learn how to take their pulse and how different running speeds affect their heart rates.|
National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Materials||Stopwatch or watch with a second hand, paper and pen, cones or other markers|
Establish a running course of 100 meters, using cones or other markers to identify the course.
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
Note: Only give a student one direction at a time.
When you've completed In a Heartbeat, talk to your students about their experience with the activity. Here are some sample questions to get you started:
Classrooms are filled with learners who demonstrate a variety of needs and abilities, including ESL students, those with disabilities, and gifted/talented students. Consider these adaptations as you work to modify the lesson for student success.