AGES 4 - 11

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Experiments, the kits and games

Ages 4-5

In the Brilliant Bodies unit, Fizzy and Dizzy help children to learn to name different parts of their bodies, understand that everybody's body is different and special and that bodies get better at doing some things with practice. 

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Ages 7-9

In the Super Athletes unit, the children investigate body facts and fictions and carry out a science investigation to find out whether people with the longest legs jump the farthest. They use what they have learned to design their own Super Athlete.

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Ages 5-7

In the Stupendous Steppers unit, Fizzy asks the children to help her to beat Dizzy in a race. They investigate which kind of step is fastest, how to improve their reaction times and use pedometers to determine how active they are. 

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Ages 9-11

In the Heart Beaters unit, the children use stethoscopes, pedometers and timers to investigate how their hearts work and how their bodies recover after exercise. They use what they learn about the effect exercise has on their pulse rate to solve problems.

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About the kits

Sent to every school in the UK in early 2012, each In the Zone box for ages 4-11 contained a teaching guide, curriculum guide, challenge cards and all of the scientific equipment you need to do the great investigations.

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The games

There are four great interactive games to play, one for each of the units. The games are designed to help children have fun while learning, whether in the classroom or at home, on a whiteboard or a computer. Join Fizzy and Dizzy for some interactive fun!

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News

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

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.

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Get 'In the Zone' for Sochi

We're counting down to some exceptional sport at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and have enjoyed watching In the Zone's champion, Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, on Channel 4's 'The Jump'. To give you some ideas of how to excite your students, here are some suggestions for how to get In the Zone… in the cold! Brrrrr.

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Take It Further

If you've enjoyed In the Zone, here are some ways to extend your In the Zone experience; places to learn more about science and movement; and links to related information.

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Any questions?

If you need information or have a question about In the Zone, please view our help and support page which contains FAQs and support for the experiments. You can also contact us by email or telephone.

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