In this activity, students investigate muscle fatigue using the action of opening and closing a clothes peg. Extension ideas include graphing, averages and further investigations into fitness and recovery times.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- investigate how muscles use energy during exercise
- discuss the link between repetition and muscle fatigue
- accurately record and display the data they collect.
Download the Word file (see link below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- extension ideas
- student handout.