Illuminations: What's the Beat?

In this activity, students use the average adult’s number of heartbeats per minute to predict how many times the heart would beat during various lengths of time.

The students also draw conclusions on the basis of information about the human heart rate and that of other animals.


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Science Topics
Anatomy & Physiology
Math Topics
Data, Graphing & Statistics
K-6, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

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