Summer Olympics - 26th July to 11th August 2024 (secondary)

Celebrate the 2024 Summer Olympic games with these classroom resources.



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Sporting performance

Ready, set go! Playing sport is a fundamental part of our society, but how will it change in the future? Which new technologies and innovations will help us to get the most out of our favourite activities?

Air resistance - INEOS 1:59 Challenge - Pacemaker formation challenge

This resource uses the context of long distance runner Eliud Kipchoge trying to be the first person to run a marathon under 2 hours, to look at air resistance.  The video below is a good introduction to the challenge facing Eliud. 

The presentation, which contains teacher notes, looks at the forces involved...

Olympic Cycling

This Bowland assessment task is a very open task. Students are given lap times of the medal winners of the men’s team sprint cycling race from the 2008 Olympic games and are asked to create and answer two questions based upon the data provided. Students are encouraged to write questions which require a wide range...

Study of the Motion of Knee and Ankle during Cycling

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the field of sports technology to compare the potential for injury to the knee or ankle when cycling and when jogging. Students model a situation involving oscillations, looking at inertial forces, Newton’s Laws...