Pod 2: In Top Gear
In this Nuffield Foundation activity students use secondary data to investigate how changes in technology have led to improved performance in cycling. They research footwear to see how materials of different properties can be combined for specific purposes and carry out a practical investigation to define the optimum design of a bat. Students then use attributes analysis to see how varying the individual elements of game will affect its nature. Groups of students finish the pod by conducting a small practical investigation to test or improve a piece of equipment of their choice.
HEALTH and SAFETY
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