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Case Study: Sports Science

Produced for Future Morph, these materials contain a video clip showing a student talking about his National Diploma course in Sport and Exercise Science. He describes how science, physiology and psychology are important aspects of his studies as well as the careers his course can lead on to.

There is also classroom activity which looks at homeostasis and the regulation of body temperature. The purpose of this activity is:
• to analyse data about sweating and skin temperature
• to interpret that information
• to explore ideas about how our bodies maintain a steady internal temperature

This video was created as part of the Future Morph programme from the Science Council and dates from 2008. Although historic, it is still relevant and useful today.

More details about the current activity of the Science Council can be found on their website, which includes the professional registration award for educators, Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach).

Acknowledgements

Lesson plans:
Nuffield Foundation
Practical Physics activities, David Sang, courtesy of Institute of Physics
Practical Biology activities, Carol Levick, courtesy of Society of Biology
Practical Chemistry activities, Emma Palmer, courtesy of Royal Society of Chemistry
Supporting information:
CoHesion Career Development Consultancy, Brian Cairns and Ruth Wright

Films:
Anna Grayson, production and direction
Bob Walters, direction and filming
Phil Stopford and Twofour Digital Ltd, post production
City & Islington College

 

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