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Heart Rate versus Exercise is an engaging activity requiring students to analyse and interpret secondary data and then plot this data on a scatter graph with a ‘line of best fit’. A ready-made lesson that requires virtually NO preparation, this resource will save you valuable time and help your students gain an understanding of just how exercise affects resting heart rate. Importantly, it also gives them the opportunity to revise and to demonstrate their understanding of the Scientific Method of

conducting experiments.


This resource is suitable for students in years 8 – 10 and can be used as class work, homework or revision.


Heart Rate versus Exercise covers the following:

  • how exercise affects resting heart rate

  • Scientific Method of conducting experiments, including:

(i) aim of the experiment

(ii) independent and dependent variables

(iii) controlled variables

(iv) results table/graph

(v) conclusion of the experiment

(vi) how the experiment can be improved



  • writing an aim for an experiment

  • identifying the dependent, independent and controlled variables in an experiment

  • analysing and interpreting secondary data

  • plotting data on a scatter graph and drawing a ‘line of best fit’

  • drawing conclusions from data

  • conducting Internet research


Heart Rate versus Exercise consists of three printable black-and-white Student Worksheets (PLUS Answer Sheets), along with a digital (PowerPoint) version, giving teachers a choice as to which they prefer to use – taking into account the different learning styles of their students.


Heart Rate versus Exercise also includes an Answer Key (PDF) with images in full colour that look great on the big screen. Answers provided are highly detailed, so there is no need to research or fact-check here; it’s all been done for you!


I hope you and your students find this product useful and that you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed creating it!


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This resource is for classroom only and not to be shared publicly. Copying for more than one teacher, department, school or district is prohibited, as is creating publicly accessible links. Failure to comply is an infringement of copyright.