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Learn how the pulse rates of different individuals vary

Suitable For

Grade 2



Time Required

 <1 Hour



What’s it about?

The pulse rate of human beings can vary quite significantly from each other. Many factors can influence a persons’ pulse rate such as level of exercise, age and gender. In the following science experiment study the pulse rates of some of your friends and see which factors influence this:

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In this science experiment you can feel your friends’ pulse rates by placing your first two fingers at pulse points on their neck or wrists. The ‘pulse’ you feel is blood stopping and starting as it moves through your arteries. As a kid, your resting pulse might range from 90 to 120 beats per minute. An adult’s pulse rate slows to an average of 72 beats per minute at rest.

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