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Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

How Does Your Heart Rate?

Subject Area

Physical Education


K, 1, 2


In this lesson, students measure their pulse rate to investigate how physical activity affects the heartbeat. By the end of this lesson, students will be better at finding, measuring, and recording their pulse rates, as well as identify ways to improve their physical activity levels.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Discover the connection between physical activity and change in heart rate and breathing.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 1


    Verbalize how active play and physical activity strengthen the heart muscle.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 2


    Identify physical activities that contribute to a high level of fitness and the importance of warm-up and cool-down related to vigorous physical activity.

    Link to Resource

    CR Resource Type

    Lesson/Unit Plan

    Resource Provider

    Discovery Centre Schools

    License Type

    Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives