Ages 11-19 Experiment Kits

Brimming with scientific equipment, teaching resources, experiments and planning guides, the In the Zone kit (delivered to all UK schools in 2012) contains the tools you need to teach practical and investigative lessons exploring how the human body works during sport and movement.

What's in the kit?

The In the Zone kit for Ages 11-19 contains:

  • Teacher Guide
  • Laminated Knowledge Cards (a set of four for each age range: 11-14, 14-16 and 16-19)
  • Curriculum Guide
  • 2 Pulse Oximeters
  • 2 Peak Flow Meters
  • 4 Lung Volume Bags
  • 100 Disposable Mouthpieces (for Peak Flow Meters and Lung Volume Bags)
  • 25 Elastic Bands
  • 12 Tape Measures
  • Respirometer Kit containing: 1 2-litre plastic bottle, 6 bungs, 6 lengths of hard tubing, 6 lengths of flexible tubing, 6 one-way valves
  • 5g Bromothymol Blue
  • 100 ml Sodium Hydroxide (0.1M)
  • 6 Pipettes
  • 6 Indicator Charts
  • 1 Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Big Picture on Exercise, Energy and Movement

How do I get a kit?

All secondary schools and colleges in the UK were sent a kit in early 2012; you did not need to register to receive one. The kits were addressed to the Head of Science.

What can I do if I don't have a kit?

All the teacher and pupil notes are available to download from the resources section so anyone can carry out the In the Zone experiments:

Ages 11-14 resources
Ages 14-16 resources
Ages 16-19 resources 


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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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