Science Blast Question

posted Feb 17, 2020, 5:33 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Feb 18, 2020, 5:41 AM ]
Following on from a successful brainstorming session last week, the class today decided on what question to pose for our science blast project. 

A group from the class had performed a simple experiment during Science Week that measured someones lung capacity. Some pupils thought it would be interesting to see if exercise affected this lung capacity. 

Initial thoughts
  • Some pupils thought performing exercise would change our lung capacity over the short term.
  • some pupils thought exercise would not affect lung capacity in the short term but it may affect it over the long term.
  • some pupils thought exercise would make no difference to our lung capacity
  • lung capacity is related to someones size and not how fit they are
We planned to test lung capacity of each pupil before exercise and compare it with after exercise to see if it changed. If the lung capacity stayed the same, we would try and exercise every day and to see if long term exercise changed our lung capacity. We would also research online and using books to determine how our lungs work.