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Mrs. Molloy from Chantilly VA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You Gotta Have (a Healthy) Heart!

My students need this heart rate sensor to investigate their heart health over the course of the year before they head off to college.

  • $184 goal

This project expired on February 13, 2012.

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My Students

One third of adults are obese! This negatively impacts cardiovascular health and causes other health problems. When students learn to monitor their health, they learn to make better decisions for a more healthy lifestyle!

My kids are awesome!

They are anxious to learn and investigate science. As athletes, musicians, singers and writers, they have a lot going on in their lives but they really want to succeed in academics. They aspire to college and careers in medical, engineering and science fields as well as the humanities. Many take related classes in animal sciences and medical careers. We are a service learning school and strive to help students change the world in small ways. These kids seek to help others and change the world. This provides ample opportunity to learn by doing and to think critically to solve problems.

My Project

On "heart lab" days, the first thing you see at my school is my students in the front hall monitoring their heart rates on the stairs and while walking the hall. We maintain activity and eating logs for several months to track overall health over the course of the year. This equipment will allow us to graph progress over this time and quickly obtain data. By tracking health measures and life factors (times of stress, less activity, etc.), students will see the results of their daily choices on their overall health and be able to make better decisions that keep them healthy. With better monitors, our time collecting data will be faster and therefore more accurate. It also allows a computer interface to track changes in heart health over time using technology. Students will graph their data to see changes in their heart rates and other health measures and correlate this data to other life factors including stress, lack of exercise and poor diet.

Have a heart!

Keep it healthy! This project is critical to foster a healthier next generation resulting in a more activity community with lower health care costs. By identifying cardiovascular health problems and learning about the complications that obesity brings, this project will provide students with hands-on data to help them make better choices for their adult lives reducing the incidence of obesity and therefore, cardiovascular disease issues, saving the world with healthy hearts!

Mrs. Molloy
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Hand Grip Heart Rate Monitor • Sargent-Welch $119.09 1 $119.09

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