Understanding own heart rate

Challenge reference: 4380

Notional learning hours  10
Level E3
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Skill
Learning aim

The learner will explore how their heart rate changes in relation to activity and interactions with people.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to identify activities that raise and lower the heart rate.

  2. Recognise interactions with other people that may cause their heart rate to increase and how they can manage this.

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Identify at least four activities that can raise the heart rate eg running, sports, dancing, going on a roller coaster, skateboarding
    • Identify at least four activities that can lower the heart rate eg watching TV, stroking a pet, having a bath, having a chat with a friend, breathing deeply, stretching, grounding 
    • Explain at least two examples of interactions with other people that may increase their heart rate eg when somebody scares them, when they become angry with someone, when they are feeling excited around people
    • Explain at least two techniques that can help them to lower their heart rate eg mindfulness, grounding, counting, breathing deeply, stretching, moving calmly
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