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Being active

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Digital arts, Global Goals, Physical education, Programming | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs, 11-14 yrs

Activity 2

Heart rate monitor


In this activity students learn how to measure their heart rate and create a prototype of a heart rate monitor.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the importance of activity to help keep the heart healthy
  • To measure the effect of different activities on heart rate
  • To create, test and evaluate a prototype heart rate monitor using the micro:bit

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • HEX file

Other resources:

Paper - rough, paper - large sheets, MakeCode editor, micro:bits, micro:bit battery packs (optional)

Lesson plan