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  • Submitted: 21/08/2003
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GCSE Humans as Organisms

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Tom Hazell

Planning:

* Firstly we found a bench that was 15 cm high.

* Then we set up a table allowing us 3 different results from 5 different people.

* The variable we used was changing the people doing the step-ups.

* We stepped up onto the bench every 2 seconds (every odd number you stepped up and every even number you stepped down) for 300 seconds (5 minutes).

* After I had done the step-ups for five minutes I rested for 1 minute then took my pulse for 30 seconds.

* After another 30 seconds rest I took my pulse for 30 seconds again.

* And after another 30 seconds rest I took my pulse again.

* As there were 5 people in my group each person repeated this process until we had 5 people's 3 pulse counts, which we put into a table.

* To work our fitness' we used this equation :-

Fitness = time spent on exercise (300 seconds) x 100

_______________________________________________ =

2 x (first + second + third pulse counts)

* To work out our

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