Click here to play The Pulse! Play The Pulse game

In Fizzy's Heart Beaters children will investigate the effect exercise has on their body and the time it takes them to recover.

The unit has three lessons:

  • Lesson 1: How does my body change with exercise? How do different activities affect my heart rate and why?
  • Lesson 2: How fast do I recover after exercise? How can I improve this?
  • Lesson 3: How does heart rate vary for different types of exercise?

You can find teaching notes and photocopiable pupil sheets for all three lessons on the ages 9-11 resources page. Children can also play The Pulse activity which has more information about taking your pulse, as well as an interactive guide to recording your pulse rate after exercise.

To help teach this unit, look in your school's In the Zone box for Stupendous Stethoscopes, Tip Top Timers, Pace Perfect Pedometers and Stethoscope Germ Busters!

Children running Using a stethoscope

Teacher resources

Everything you'll need for each lesson in this unit, including:

  • A unit overview
  • Lesson plans
  • Photocopiable pupil sheets
  • Photocopiable reward cards
  • Home activity cards
  • PowerPoint presentations

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If you have specific questions about the experiments or using the resources for this unit, please view the frequently asked questions about In the Zone for ages 9-11.

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