Box Plot: Heart rate before and after exercise
This box plot activity lets students compare two distributions - their heart rates before and after exercise. Have students count their heart beats over 20 seconds and enter this data first. Then ask students to do 1 minute of exercise (jumping jacks, running in place, etc.) and count their heart beats again. Ask students what they notice about the distributions using a 5 number summary.
Question 1: How many heart beats did you count in 20 seconds?
Question 2: Which condition is this heart rate from?
Heart rate before and after exerciseHeart beats (in 20 seconds)Condition
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