Science, Engineering. Key stages 1, 2 and 3. Awesome Athletes is an initiative that has been developed to encourage primary and KS3 teachers to discover and develop exciting, problem-solving and hands-on learning for children through a cross-curricular theme of movement. Movement of both animal and machine is explored and the pupils have to try and meet the challenge of finding information and possible solutions to a rather large alien problem. For 2008-9 it has taken up the challenge of the science and engineering of movement that lies behind road safety using a hands-on and investigative approach.
Contact Janice Yelland-Sutcliffe, Co-ordinator & Science Communicator, Institute of Biomechanics, c/o Engineering Marketing Office, University of Nottingham, Tel: 0115 84 68068, Email: [email protected]