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Super Athletes (Ages 7-9)

Aimed at Key Stage Two, this resource looks at variation in the size of body parts and how this may affect performance in sport. Providing curriculum links to PE and the topic animals including humans, it also aims to develop enquiry skills. Follow the character Fizzy as she sets the children a series of questions to investigate. Detailed lesson plans include presentations, activities and games, homework ideas and a reward card. The lessons are:

Body facts and body fictions - Measure and compare specific body parts and identify any relationships between lengths of particular body parts.

Legs for leaping - Discuss how body differences might give advantages in different sports and investigate whether there is a relationship between leg length and jump distance.

Design a super athlete - Investigate the relationships between other body parts and activities and identify which muscles work hardest during different activities. Produced by the Wellcome Trust, In

The Zone is a major UK initiative inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark and is part of Get Set +, the official London 2012 education programme.

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