Testing scientific claims about physical fitness

Testing scientific claims about physical fitness
Publication Date: June, 2013
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

This online resource allows students to investigate scientific claims related to physical fitness.

The resource has student worksheets and teacher resources available for an investigation into examining scientific claims related to physical fitness.

Students collect first-hand data and go through a process of peer review to examine a claim relating to the data.

Second-hand data is then offered to help in the examination of new claims. Students are led through the process of analysing the data. 

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the... > ACSIS146
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and... > ACSIS145
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised... > ACSSU150