For: Year 11 and 12 students
This program will offer students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge in completing laboratory practicals using innovative sporting technology.
The first session will involve students using smart basketballs and Bluetooth technology to collect practical data. This will be followed by an analysis component which will allow students to apply mathematical and analytical concepts.
The second session will focus on sport science laboratory practicals using Vernier Spirometers. The data collected in this practical will enable students to draw conclusions on their lung capacity, tidal volume, and the effects physical activity can have on these figures. They will then be able to compare their data with other class members.
The final component of the session is identifying career pathways to Health Science at the University of South Australia.
What will students do?
As part of the program, students will:
- Collect practical data using 94 Fifty smart basketballs & Vernier Spirometers
- Learn how to read and analyse the data collected
- Draw conclusions from the data and make comparisons with other class members
- As this program is a practical activity, students and accompanying adults will be required to wear closed in shoes and appropriate dress.
- Activities may include outdoor components, meaning it would be advisable to bring hats and sunscreen to the session.
- Teachers will receive confirmation of booking and pre-visit information.
- This program requires a minimum of 15 students to attend, and has a capacity of 25 students.