Ages 9-11 Resources

  • Teaching guide


    Teaching guide

    Everything you need to know to teach the units for ages 4-11.
    Please note that this is a very large file - 9.6MB. All sections of the document for ages 9-11 can be downloaded separately below.

  • In the Zone for ages 4-11: introduction and overview


    Introduction to In the Zone for ages 4-11

    The In the Zone box of science resources, containing everything you need to teach amazing science lessons, has been sent out to every Primary school in the UK. This document contains more information about In the Zone, the experiments, what's in the kits and what you can find on the website.

    Overview of the unit structure for ages 4-11

    This document contains information about how the kits can be used in schools, including details about unit structure, resources and curriculum links.

    Curriculum guide for ages 4-11

    The curriculum guide contains an overview of how the In the Zone investigations fit with the Science and PE curricula for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    In the Zone Primary Assembly

    Introduce your primary school pupils to In the Zone using this PowerPoint assembly presentation, with six great slides and teacher's notes.

    BBC World Class In the Zone assembly

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

    Colour poster

    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

    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.

  • Resources for ages 9-11: Heart Beaters


    Unit overview

    An overview of the Heart Beaters unit, including the science and PE objectives; a summary of the three lessons; the science background to the unit; and health and safety information.

    Lesson plans

    Everything you need to know to teach three great Heart Beaters lessons.
    Lesson 1 - How does my body change with exercise? How do different activities affect my heart rate and why?
    Lesson 2 - How fast do I recover after exercise? How can I improve this?
    Lesson 3 - How does heart rate vary for different types of exercise?

    PowerPoint presentation - lesson 1

    A PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching lesson 1 of the Heart Beaters unit for ages 9-11.

    PowerPoint presentation - lesson 2

    A PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching lesson 2 of the Heart Beaters unit for ages 9-11.

    PowerPoint presentation - lesson 3

    A PowerPoint presentation to use when teaching lesson 3 of the Heart Beaters unit for ages 9-11.

    Pupil sheet 4a - Body Trivia Trade Game

    A fun game about body facts to print and play with the class.

    Pupil sheet 4b - Effective Recovery

    A table to record results of the investigation into which are the best ways to recover from exercise.

    Pupil sheet 4c - Know by Heart

    Match the athletes/sports to the right heart rate information.

    Pupil sheet 4d - Fizzy’s Great Graph Templates

    Graph templates for children to plot heart rate information.

    Home activity card

    Cards children use to design an activity to make their own hearts stronger.

    Reward card

    Fizzy's Heart Beaters' Club Membership Cards to present to children when they take part in the investigation.

    Get In the Zone at Home

    You don't need any fancy equipment to get in the zone with these simple activities and fun facts. Just download and have a go with your friends or family. Who can balance longest? And whose got the quickest reactions? There's only one way to find out…

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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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