To link with this we have developed a lesson plan for students to investigate some of the methods used to assess fitness: flexibility (sit and reach test) and cardiovascular fitness (pulse rate and blood pressure measurement before and after exercise).
A downloadable version of the video, lesson plan and student practical activity sheet are available below.
Curriculum links for the lesson are as follows:
2008 Key Stage 3 Programme of Study:
Range and Content: 3.3a, c, d, e
Attainment Targets: AT1, ATe
Key Concepts: 1.1b, 1.2a, 1.3a
Key Processes: 2.1c, 2.2a, b
Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, b, c, e, h, j, k
Scottish 5-14 Science Curriculum:
Knowledge and Understanding
Identify, name and give the functions of the main organs of the human body
Make an appropriate series of accurate measurements
Draw conclusions consistent with findings.