AGES 11 - 19

Secondary zone

The experiments and teaching resources

Ages 11-14

'On your marks … get set … breathe' consists of four experiments in which students find out their breathing rate, lung volume, peak flow, blood oxygen level and pulse rate and explore the effect different types of physical activity have on them.

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About the kits

Each box for ages 11-19 contains a teacher guide, student sheets and equipment including a blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, peak flow meters, respirometers and more.

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Ages 14-16

'From strength to strength' -  four experiments in which students measure the size of their muscles and relate this to strength, investigate their upper and lower body strength, and explore the effect of fatiguing one set of muscles on another.

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The Experts

To ensure In the Zone has all the best and latest information about sport and science, we have worked with a great team of people across a range of disciplines.
Introducing The Experts!

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Ages 16-19

In 'I've got the power' students investigate aerobic and anaerobic respiration in four experiments. They calculate the power they generate, estimate their VO2 max, and measure the CO2 they breathe out, blood pressure and pulse rate before and after exercise.

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Live Data Zone

Done the experiments? Now upload your results to the Live Data Zone and search the entire data set for trends using interactive graphs.

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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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