Get In the Zone Week, 14-18 May

Join Science Coordinators and Heads of Science across the UK and open your school's free In the Zone science investigation kit

Science has never been so topical! If you want to use your kit to tie in with the Olympic and Paralympic Games programme, then Get In the Zone Week, 14-18 May, is for you. Here's your chance to bring excitement about the 2012 Games into your classroom, sports hall, gym or playground in the run-up to the start of the Olympic Torch Relay on 19 May.

Throughout the week, you can use the practical activities in your kits and have some fun on the website.

 

Ages 4-11

What to do next

For some extra fun, try our  online games, designed to help children learn more about their brilliant bodies.

(*Fizzy Cole posters were sent to all primary schools in week commencing 19 March)

 

Ages 11-19

What to do next

  • Open up your In the Zone kit!
  • Use the BBC World Class In the Zone assembly to introduce your students to the project
  • Now the exciting part! Some of the UK's top athletes have taken part in In the Zone and you can share their results with your students. Download the worksheets relevant to your age group (see below) and ask your students to enter their data and upload it to our Live Data Zone.

Join science coordinators and Heads of Science Right across the UK… Get in the Zone with your free science investigation kit!

 

Resources to download

 

In the Zone Primary Assembly

In the Zone Primary Assembly

Every UK school has been sent an In the Zone science investigation kit. Introduce your primary school pupils to In the Zone using this PowerPoint assembly presentation, with six great slides and teacher's notes.

Download the assembly

BBC World Class assembly

BBC World Class In the Zone assembly (ages 4-11)

Use the BBC World Class In the Zone assembly to introduce your students to the project.

Colour poster

Colour poster (ages 4-11)

Fizzy Cole posters were sent to all primary schools in week commencing 19 March. You can use them to record your students' progress. If you missed yours, or want extra copies, you can download and print it here.

Black and white poster

Black and white poster (ages 4-11)

Children may like to have their own Fizzy picture so we've created a black and white poster that you can print for them to colour in.

Download the A4 poster here, or download the A3 poster here.

BBC World Class assembly

BBC World Class In the Zone assembly (ages 11-19)

Use the BBC World Class In the Zone assembly to introduce your students to the project.

How do you compare to Sir Steve Redgrave?

Ages 11-14: how do you compare to Sir Steve Redgrave?

Do the On your marks...get set...breathe activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to five-time Olympic gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to netballer Sammey Shaw?

Ages 11-14: how do you compare to netballer Sammey Shaw?

Do the On your marks...get set...breathe activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to England Under-21 netballer Sammey Shaw.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to swimmer Lizzie Warnes?

Ages 11-14: how do you compare to swimmer Lizzie Warnes?

Do the On your marks...get set...breathe activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to National level speed swimmer and biathlete Lizzie Warnes.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to triathlete John Wood?

Ages 11-14: how do you compare to triathlete John Wood?

Do the On your marks...get set...breathe activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to GB triathlete John Wood.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to skier Georgia Hallett?

Ages 14-16: how do you compare to skier Georgia Hallett?

Do the From strength to strength activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to Welsh National Squad skier Georgia Hallett.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to gymnast Charlotte Bennett?

Ages 14-16: how do you compare to gymnast Charlotte Bennett?

Do the From strength to strength activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to GB gymnast Charlotte Bennett.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to hockey player Jack Carr?

Ages 14-16: how do you compare to hockey player Jack Carr?

Do the From strength to strength activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to Welsh Under 21s hockey player Jack Carr.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to footballer Harry Trueman?

Ages 14-16: how do you compare to footballer Harry Trueman?

Do the From strength to strength activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to Bristol Rovers Under 15s footballer Harry Trueman.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to Sir Steve Redgrave?

Ages 16-19: how do you compare to Sir Steve Redgrave?

Do the I've got the power activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to five-time Olympic gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to Paralympic medal winner John Harris?

Ages 16-19: how do you compare to Paralympic medal winner John Harris?

Do the I've got the power activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to Paralympic medal winner John Harris.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to rower Helena Castle-Smith?

Ages 16-19: how do you compare to rower Helena Castle-Smith?

Do the I've got the power activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to Welsh National rower Helena Castle-Smith.

Download the worksheet

How do you compare to shooter Mark Hampton?

Ages 16-19: how do you compare to shooter Mark Hampton?

Do the I've got the power activity and download the worksheet to see how your vital capacity and peak flow compare to GB shooter Mark Hampton.

Download the worksheet

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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