Science and sport assembly for key stage 3 and GCSE

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Assembly for key stage 3 and GCSE pupils about sporty science for 2012

Testing blood oxygen after exercise

Teacher script to introduce film

Olympic and Paralympic values

  • Inspiration

Have you ever done an experiment on a human being?

Have you ever done an experiment on yourself?

Science can help you understand what your body is capable of; and your body can help you understand science.

Pupils at St Paul's Way Trust School in London are taking a active approach to learning science.

Find out more

  • Upload your results to the In the zone website
  • www.getinthezone.org.uk

They're using kits called "In The Zone" to carry out experiments on themselves and each other - and on five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave.

Sir Steve thinks sport is an exciting way to become interested in science and wants pupils to be able to see first-hand the physical effects of exercise.

Show film and use the discussion prompts afterwards. Email worldclass@bbc.co.uk if you would like a downloadable copy of this film.

How fit do you think you are?

Why is it important to know your own fitness level?

Ask the Assembly Question

  • Would you rather learn science through sport or textbooks?
  • Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

Why is it important to understand how your body is affected by exercise?

How can science experiments help you improve your fitness level?

What can science experiments teach you about your body?

Do you think using sport is a good way of learning about Science?

Ask the Assembly Question

Would you rather learn science through sport or textbooks?

Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

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