Trust Olympics project: Open call for physiology experiment research
With just two years to go until the Olympics hits London in 2012, the Trust is developing a major biomedical science-related initiative to coincide with the Games.
We are planning to give young people the opportunity to explore the basic physiology that underlies the physical activities involved in sports, performance, exercise and movement in general. This will take the form of practical investigations or experiments distributed to schools across the UK.
The experiments will look at different aspects of human physiology relating to activity and movement. Experiments might investigate things like reaction time, hand-eye coordination, lung capacity, oxygen consumption, heart rate, lactate threshold, concentration, flexibility and balance. The experiments could be relevant to the whole range of physical activity including sport, exercise, dance and other forms of movement.
To help us develop this programme, we are commissioning a piece of research to identify experiments about how our bodies work, which are, or have been, used in schools, undergraduate courses or in informal learning settings such as science centres and exhibitions.
If you are interested in carrying out this research please take a look at the brief below.
Physiology Experiments Research Brief [PDF 19.47KB]
The deadline for responses is 16th April 2010.
Stephanie Sinclair, Project Manager, The Wellcome Trust