A sporting chance

Scientists at the University of Oxford are investigating the link between sporting activity in young people and the development of osteoarthritis. In very active people, bony lesions can form on the hip joint which increases their risk of developing the condition.

In this activity students consider this risk and also research the benefits of exercise in order to write an informed opinion. They learn how to find and use reliable sources of information to quote scientific evidence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students can describe the possible risks and benefits of exercise

  • Students can identify reliable sources of information

  • Students can write an opinion based on scientific evidence

 

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