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Teacher Raymond from Pittsboro NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Have a Heart and Support High School Science

My students need Hand-Grip Heart monitors to perform experiments affecting cardiac activity in Biology, AP Biology and Anatomy classes.

  • $509 goal

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My Students

Does the idea of doing science experiments make your heart race? Does yoga REALLY slow your pulse? These and other claims can be measured in authentic experiments using these versatile hand-grip heart rate sensors.

I teach in a 1100-student rural high school.

We are trying to update our science program with newer devices and more technology to prepare our students for their work and college environments. Having a range of materials to put into their hands (pun intended) allows me to devise engaging and authentic science investigations.

My Project

These sensors provide a very cool way to monitor heart rate simply by holding on to two handles. The handles communicate with the receiver even at a distance, which allows the students to perform various activities while continuously measuring their pulse rate. The hand-grip heart rate monitors interface with laptop software that we have available at our school. Having this setup really expands the range of investigations that the students can devise - activity, massage, reclining, temperature of their feet (yes, that has been suggested) and more. What makes these sensors so great is that they are very sensitive and reliable and I don't have to train the students to take their own carotid pulse, which some students really have a hard time with. Having a set of these will allow more students to participate at the same time, which will streamline the investigations and make sure to keep all participants engaged.

These monitors would become an invaluable part of our department's probeware library.

The students will be using and refining their critical thinking skills as they devise experiments, as well as their analytical skills by dealing with the real-time data that can be collected.

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Hand-Grip Heart Rate Monitor • Vernier $119.00 3 $357.00

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