Year 6 Science Day
We explored the key question:
"People with a lower resting heart rates can run faster than people with a higher resting heart rates."
We made a prediction:
15 children disagreed and 11 agreed (2 children were absent).
We decided that we needed to investigate the relationship between resting heart rate and athletic performance.
When writing up our investigations we revisited the learning from our science lessons.
What have we learnt about the heart so far?
The heart is about the size of a human fist.
Its job is to pump blood - carrying oxygen and nutrients - around the body.
Whilst resting, our heart rate is usually between 60 - 100 bpm (beats per minute).
We can measure our heart rate by feeling our pulse.
We measure the number of beats in 30 seconds and multiply it by 2.