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Creating a Timing Mechanism for Running Races

Produced by Becta, these case studies illustrate how information communication technology (ICT) can be used to enhance teaching and learning in science. This case study looks at how children in science designed a timing mechanism that could be used in Physical Education (PE).

Children used their timer to record the time taken to run short distances. This information was recorded on a spreadsheet which updated the childrens' times as they improved and automatically awarded points.

This is an activity idea on how one school designed and made timing mechanisms for different purposes, it is not a detailed lesson plan.

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