Get In the Zone with Brazil 2014 and the Commonwealth Games!

Classroom activity

Classroom activity

After the huge success of London 2012 the sporting craze continues this summer with Brazil 2014 and, straight after the World Cup, we'll be hosting the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

What a great opportunity to get ahead of the games and use your In the Zone kit to bring some of the excitement of these major sporting events into your classroom. You can use the kit to help your pupils discover the science behind the performance of elite footballers like Wayne Rooney, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and what happens in the bodies of top athletes such as Usain Bolt and Mo Farrar when they push themselves to the limit in their quest for gold.

We're not so much about inspiring students to become top footballers and athletes but more about helping them to understand a bit better how their own brilliant bodies work.

Reaction times, pulse rates, muscle types, lung volume, endurance versus speed - science has never been so topical!

Sent to all UK schools and colleges in March 2012, your In the Zone kit contains everything you need to help your pupils make the connections between activity and performance in the playground or on the sports field and science, in a fun and imaginative way.

Don't forget to add your In the Zone pedometers, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeters or stethoscopes to your beanbags, hoops and skipping ropes to your next science class and sports day!

If you or your students happen to be near Glasgow between 23 July and 3 August, why not visit the In the Zone exhibition? Set up on the grounds of Glasgow Science Centre, this exhilharating experience will offer another great opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the science of our incredible human body, in relation to sport and movement.
Have a great time using your kits and don't forget to let us know how you get on @inthezone2014

 

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