Exergames are exercise? What did you say? 2/4/08 OLPH Grade 8 How are they exercise? Purpose Acknowledgement Which type of My mom helped me activity makes your find a top that is fun. heart rate higher? Thanks Mom! Activities I did- jogging in place, jump roping, biking, Wii Fit, Wii Boxing, and Dance Dance Revolution Hypothesis- Jump roping will raise my heart rate more than the other activities Research Abstract Exergames- “electronic games that require the player to be physically active in order to control the on-screen action,” says the These are Science Buddies website types of These games can help you exergames lose weight and keep you healthy, but were originally I used in my made for entertainment experiment. and fun They are the “hottest” thing out there They “trick” kids into exercising Research says that exergames are considered physical activities Exercise is important to get it in daily Materials TV Wii Game System Wii Fit Game and Board – for Hula Hooping Wii Sports Game – for boxing Wii controllers and nunchuck Nintendo Game Cube System Nintendo Dance Dance Revolution Game and Mat Jump rope Bike Helmet Clock with Second Hand Timer Stove Timer Watch Computer Excel Software Controls and Variables Controls Variables Only tester Change type of Test – 15 min. exercise Take heart rate Going to test each before and after exercise 2 times each test (to find the Physically rest 30 average heart min. before each test rate) Test will be done on a flat surface Method 1. Rested for the experiment (30 min.) 2. Took heart rate – put my results into the computer 3. Did my experiment (15 min.) – I timed myself while doing this 4. Took heart rate – put my results in the computer 5. I then repeated my process Science Project Experiment Records - Exergames vs. Physical Activities First Test Results Activity: Wii Hula Hooping Wii Boxing Dance Dance Jogging Biking Jump roping Revolution Date 11/30/2008 12/7/2008 11/30/2008 12/7/2008 12/7/2008 12/7/2008 Time started 7:27 p.m. 1:53 p.m. 8:43 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:15 p.m. 7:45 p.m. Time ended 7:43 p.m. 2:08 p.m. 8:58 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Heart rate before (in a 68 heart beats per minute 80 heart 76 heart beats per 88 heart beats per 64 heart beats per 92 heart beats per minute) beats per minute minute minute minute minute Heart rate after (in a 96 heart beats per minute 132 heart 124 heart beats per 116 heart beats 152 heart beats 112 heart beats minute) beats per minute per minute per minute per minute minute Second Test Results Activity Wii Hula Hooping Wii Boxing Dance Dance Jogging Biking Jump roping Revolution Date 12/7/2008 12/7/2008 12/7/2008 12/7/2008 12/7/2008 12/7/2008 Time started 8:30 p.m. 6:02 p.m. 2:42 p.m. 5:03 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 9:15 p.m. Time ended 8:45 p.m. 6:17 p.m. 2: 57 p.m. 5:18 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Heart rate before (in a 72 heart beats per 76 heart beats per 88 heart beats per 80 heart beats per 84 heart beats per 84 heart beats per minute) minute minute minute minute minute minute Heart rate after (in a 124 heart beats per 112 heart beats per 132 heart beats per 128 heart beats 136 heart beats 140 heart beats minute) minute minute minute per minute per minute per minute Average of First and Second Test Results Activity Wii Hula Hooping Wii Boxing Dance Dance Jogging Biking Jump roping Revolution Average heart rate in a 70 heart beats per 78 heart beats per 82 heart beats per 84 heart beats per 74 heart beats per 88 heart beats per minute overall (before) minute minute minute minute minute minute Average heart rate in a 110 heart beats per 122 heart beats per 128 heart beats per 122 heart beats 144 heart beats 126 heart beats minute overall (after) minute minute minute per minute per minute per minute Results Biking raised my heart rate – this was a physical activity Dance Dance Revolution came in 2nd place – this was an exergame This goes to show people that exergames can raise your heart rate enough to be considered physical activities Conclusion People now have more options for exercise They have exergames they can enjoy They won‟t get bored doing the same old work out routine everyday Exergames will help people stay healthy and fit Synthesis You have now figured out that exergames are a type of exercise Exercise is something you do daily By playing an exergame, you are getting your exercise in for the day Go out and get an exergame! 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