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Experiment 1

Put your hand on your chest, what do you feel?

Take your pulse (if you can find it!!)

Finding your pulse

The easiest place to find your pulse is your wrist

  • Put one of your hands out so you’re looking at your palm.
  • Use the first finger (your index finger) and middle finger of your other hand and place the pads of these fingers on the inside of your wrist, at the base of your thumb.
  • Press lightly and feel the pulse. If you can’t feel anything press slightly harder.


Count how many beats your heart makes in 1 minute

Now do some strenuous exercise for 1 minute

What has happened to your pulse?


Complete the pulse rate sheet