A STEM Lesson with Heart at Northeast

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Kindergarten students at Northeast School got a hands-on lesson about the heart and how to keep it healthy on Feb. 25.

With the help of Dr. Veronica Henry, a former nurse and current vice president at Farmingdale State College, students in Andrew Babington’s class learned how the heart rate and pulse rate can go up and down based on exercise.

To assist with the interactive science lesson, Bill Waibel, COO of Mobile Solutions, brought along part of his Mobile STEM Lab. Students had wireless heart rate monitors clipped to their index fingers and were asked to record their heart rates before exercise, and then again after dancing for three minutes to the “Elmo Slide.”

After the science experiment, Dr. Henry explained why the numbers on their heart rate monitors changed after exercise.