In this activity, students calculate the number of times their hearts have beaten since they were born.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- explain that their heart (cardiac muscle) is an involuntary muscle
- locate their pulse and determine pulse rate
- investigate and find meaning for very large numbers
Download the Word file (see link below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- extension ideas
Download the Excel file (see link below) for the heartbeat calculator.