In this activity children consider how science plays a role in the development of sports and also exploring how players use science during the game.
The Rugby World Cup took place in the United Kingdom in 2015 with a kick off match between England and Fiji with the final on 31 October 2015.
Have you ever considered the impact that science has on sport?
Children consider how science plays a role in the development of sports and also explore how players use science during the game. They will explore the effect that players create by putting spin on the ball when passing.
Children will be able to work scientifically by:
- Making comparisons between variables
- Identifying causal relationships during comparative tests
- Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative or fair tests
Children will learn:
- A force can make an object speed up, slow down or change direction
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.