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Mr. Lawrence
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

What's Your Pulse?

My students need 8 heart rate monitors to evaluate their level of effort during physical education classes.

My Students

Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. The heart serves as a barometer to tell a student how hard they are exercising given extraneous variables being placed on the body. Monitors provide the means to individualize training programs based on students' current level of fitness.

Our students are middle school-aged, transitioning from puberty into adolescence.

The students are very in tune with the physiological changes taking place in their bodies which brings numerous questions related to health and fitness. Many students cite the lack of a healthy parent in the household and are seeking a mode of fitness to incorporate into their daily lives. Specifically, students are seeking lifestyle changes which will assist their pursuit of minimizing the risk of disease or disability modeled in the household.

My Project

My students need 8 heart rate monitors to evaluate their level of effort during physical education classes. The program will assist students in implementing a training plan based on their current level of fitness and long-term goals. Students will learn the four training zones which include: the daily activity zone, healthy zone, fitness zone and performance zone. The goals of these zones include: improving overall health, improving the ability of the heart to pump blood, improve endurance and to familiarize the body to a faster pace. The program is cross-curricular as students will be required to set short- and long-term goals, log results and analyze and interpret data. Students will be asked to find meaning in the numbers through a cause-and-effect relationship. The monitors may be used in a walking or running program, a team sport curriculum, and a circuit training or group exercise program. The program is meant to reduce the risk of disease and establish long-term modifications in fitness and nutrition.

These heart rate monitors will provide real-time feedback providing students with a tangible guide to modify their fitness program.

The monitors will enable students to exercise at an intensity which corresponds with their current level of fitness from beginning to advanced. The program goals include minimizing those diseases associated with childhood obesity as well as behavior modification in the areas of fitness and nutrition. Also, research shows higher achievement scores with improved fitness.

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EKHO WMP-68 Pulse Monitor • Nasco $49.95 8 $399.60

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Intel Corporation and 8 other donors.

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