The importance of exercise

We carried out an experiment to see if our resting heart rates had an impact on how fast we could run and measured the increase in our beats per minute after strenuous exercise. We discovered a general trend that if you have a lower resting heart rate, you can run faster and your heart rate does not increase as much after exercise. We also discussed the wider benefits of exercise and reminded ourselves that we should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day.

The children have really enjoyed their science topic this week (as have the teachers) and we have learnt a lot. We have enjoyed a wide range of discussions and they have asked thought provoking questions which they supported each other in finding the answers to.