The purpose of this project was to determine if gender in seventh graders affects resting pulse rate. I became interested in this idea because my mother’s job requires her to take the pulses of adults and this has caused me to think about pulse rates of people my age, teenagers. I have also been interested in the heart for sometime, because I know so many people have heart problems. The information gained from this experiment could assist doctors in knowing healthy pulse rate levels in young male and female adults (about 13 years of age). If a teenager’s pulse rate was a lot higher or lower than expected, it might indicate problems the doctor could remedy.