Age range: 11-14
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • Biology
  • D&T
  • Mathematics

Fitness and computer games

Testing fitness to decide whether people should engage in computer-based sport

The ‘Who’s the winner’ scheme of work provides students with an opportunity to collect data which they can use as evidence to debate whether people should be encouraged to engage in computer-based sport activities. The investigation highlights how difficult it is to control all variables and therefore carry out a fair test. The students’ evaluation of the investigation will allow them the chance to question the validity of the data, question the size of the data set used and question the time span data needs to be collected over before it can be used to confirm a claim.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging activity which allows students to develop their understanding of the link between fitness, pulse rate, respiration and activity.

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