For: Year 11 and 12 students
This program will offer students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge in completing sport science practicals using innovative 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.
In the second session students will conduct a sport science practical using Vernier Spirometers. The data collected in this practical will enable students to draw conclusions on their breathing rate, tidal volume, and the effects that 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 related Health Sciences and other fields 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.