Ages 9-11 FAQs

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about using the resources for the Heart Beaters unit. If you need information or have a question about In the Zone in general, please view our help and support page, which answers some frequently asked questions about the project and the kits. If you can't find the answer to your question, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.

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Teaching the Heart Beaters unit

  • QWhat can I do if children find it hard to take their pulse?


    The stethoscopes in the kit can be used to let children hear their hearts beating and take their pulse.

  • QHow can I teach my class about pulse rates?


    The Pulse activity provides more information about taking your pulse, as well as an interactive guide to recording your pulse rate after exercise. At the end of this game you can print off a personalised graph showing your pulse rate increasing then decreasing after exercise.

  • QHow can I make it a fair test?


    To compare recovery activities fairly, the same children should do the same physical activity followed by different recovery activities, but with enough time in-between each to fully recover. Children could produce graphs to show their pulse rate against time after different recovery activities.

  • QHow do I use the timer?


    - To start or stop the timer press the start/stop button.
    - To reset the timer press the min and sec buttons together.
    - To set a time use the min and sec buttons and press start.
    - To time someone reset the timer and press start.


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