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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.
    Published 21 June 2007, Updated 22 November 2013 Referencing Hub articles