Silver Award: Triathlon
The British Science Association CREST Awards encourage students to take an investigative approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related projects. These resources are just a few ideas that could be used to help students gain an award.
These materials look at three possible projects that relate to the bicycle used by an athlete in a triathlon:
• Communications project - students gather information and give advice about which bike is suitable for a range of users.
• Practical project - students undertake practical experiments to investigate the effect of bicycle gears on top speed and acceleration and whether the gears used by an athlete affect his or her ability to run afterwards.
• Research project - students find information to understand how a bike’s design affects performance on different terrains and evaluate bikes for their value for money.
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.