In a new unique set of resources developed especially for Essex 2020, Little Stars Circus demonstrates scientific concepts (in line with the national curriculum) using circus skills.
These resources can be used by teachers during lessons or by students for further study.
Each resource consists of a video that demonstrates the concepts covered and an accompanying teacher pack. The pdf pack includes a guide about how to use the video, student handouts and academic specifications (per exam board).
This Circus Science resource is for GCSE PE (but also relevant to Biology) and uses the circus art of contortion to demonstrate the principles of the skeletal and muscular systems.
GCSE PE – AQA and EDEXCEL
PART 1: SKELETAL AND MUSCULAR SYSTEMS
Time on video: 2:35
The skeleton >>> Functions of the skeleton >>> Ligaments and tendons >>> Types of bones >>> The vertebral column
PART 2: MOVEMENT AND MUSCLES
Time on video: 9:21
Joints >>> Different ranges of movement >>> Flexion >>> Extension >>> Abduction >>> Circumduction >>> Rotation >>> Plantar flexion and dorsi flexion >>> Voluntary and involuntary muscles >>> Antagonistic pairs
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