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In this DIY Faraday Challenge, students are asked to work in teams to design and construct the rocket which will transport supplies via Earth orbit to the astronauts on Mars. They are also required to build a system to transport the rocket to the launch site. Students must also show high manufacturing quality...
Medical professionals use lung function test to diagnose and monitor lung diseases. In these activities, students investigate how these tests are carried out and determine some of the factors which might affect the results. They will work with a partner to use a peak flow meter and a spirometer.
This resource provides a lesson about digestion in humans, linked to curriculum objectives. It is structured around a series of captivating, educational films. The films highlight the structure and function of the key organs of the digestive system, focusing on what happens at each stage on food's incredible...
Do arm exercises with balls of different weights as if you are in different gravitational conditions. Use medicine balls to strengthen your arms and torso muscles and improve your co-ordination. See how your strength improves over time.
Complete an agility course to improve movement skills, co-ordination, and speed. Record your speed and see if you can get faster with practise.
Try to cycle as far as you can on static exercise bikes. Cycle to school or in your free time and record the distances.
Perform somersaults on a mat. Then perform more advance somersaults through a hula hoop. See how many somersaults you can complete. Remember to do the exercise well rather than fast.
Aim to increase your walking distance to 6.2 miles, or 10 km the equivalent of the NASA Base Station Walk-Back limit. Try skipping, cycling or running instead. How far can you cycle and still comfortably get back to base? How far did you walk, cycle, skip or run?
Why not add space-style burpees to your astronaut training programmes? In Peake Lift off you will perform a burpee, an activity that is designed to promote a combination of muscular strength, agility, coordination and endurance. The burpee blends together squats, pushups, and jumping in the air!
Inspire as many students as possible with inspiring and inclusive messages about engineering.
This 12-page guide is for ambassadors, teachers, advisers and anyone delivering engineering activities or talks to groups of young people. With a handy preparation checklist and sections on ‘embedding careers...