Skin Deep introduces the body’s largest organ and the role it plays in controlling body temperature. Students gain a deeper understanding of the structure and function of skin, including variations in thickness, skin mass and body temperature.
Students use thermal imaging technology, physiological sensors and dataloggers to investigate the effect that exercise has on body temperature.Science inquiry skills utilised include; observation, questioning, predicting and inferring, to create an experiment which helps demonstrate how advances in technology can benefit athletes in controlling body temperature. They discover how these materials can improve human performance by directing blood flow to where it is needed the most.
- Key themes: Body systems, working scientifically, science inquiry skills, science as a human endeavour, data collection and analysis.
- Suitable for: Yrs 7,8
- Program Duration: 2hrs
- Maximum class size: 28