Gallery Problems Exercise

Heartbeats

Work Time

Heartbeats

  1. Predict what you would hear if you listened to the heartbeats of an elephant and a mouse. Follow the instructions in the interactive to hear the heartbeats of the elephant and the mouse.
  2. Predict what your heartbeat would sound like compared with the mouse’s and the elephant’s heartbeats. Do you think your heartbeat is faster or slower?
  3. Find your pulse. Follow the instructions in the Heartbeats interactive to record your pulse and heart rate.
  4. Compare the graph with the double number line. How are they alike? How are they different?
  5. Pick a point on the graph. Explain what it means.
  6. How does your heart rate compare with a mouse’s heart rate? How does it compare with an elephant’s heart rate?
  7. Choose an animal and research its heart rate. Predict what the graph of its heart rate would look like. How would the graph compare with your heart rate graph?

INTERACTIVE: Mouse and Elephant Heartbeats