Students have now asked over 1,000 questions and have 60 live chats booked for the rest of term! There’s still time to BOOK your live chat to get your students In the Zone!
Questions: Bones and speed!
In the 7-11 Zone question of the week goes to student riaa for asking “how come people are faster than other people?”
And in the 11-19 Zone, student shayes18 for asking “when in a race and we see when to go, why don’t we go straight away when our brains recognise to go?”
More bones in live chats!
In the 11 – 19 Zone live chats students stuck to the bone theme, asking: “can you break your funny bone?”
and Brownhills West School students asked “how many bones are in the body?” and “dose it take more muscles to frown or smile?”
Student masier from Leighton Primary School said:
Students and scientists are sad to see the live chats end this week….
But not worry, there’s lots more to come!
There’s 20 live chats booked for next week! 7- 11 Zone students will be talking to scientists:
- Alex Ireland, PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University: “I test astronauts, pole-vaulting pensioners and couch potatoes to find out how our muscles and bones change as we grow and age, and what happens if we exercise or just watch TV all day!”
- Francesca Ludwinski, PhD, University of Manchester: “I investigate why so many people suffer with back pain as they get older, and what we can do to repair this by growing cells in a lab“
- Luisa Ostertag, Postdoc, University of Aberdeen: “I am trying to find out how eating specific foods (for example dark chocolate or algae) can influence your risk for getting cardiovascular disease (like stroke or heart attacks).“
- Stuart Gray, Lecturer, University of Aberdeen:“I investigate why athletes are more likely to suffer from coughs/colds and try to find ways to reduce these through things like diet”.
And 11 – 19 Zone students will meet:
- Amy Evans, PhD, University of Sheffield: “I look at the bones of different types of people using bone scanners to try to undertand why some people break their bones more easily than other people”
- Maria Konstantaki, Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University: “Pasta or cake? What’s the best food to eat before, during and after exercise and why? What happens if we eat too much of a ‘good food’?”
- Mark Uphill, Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University: “Butterflies, knots and fire in the belly: my research explores athletes’ emotions during competition and the extent to which their emotions may help or hinder sport performance.“
- Mark Lewis, Professor, Loughborough University: “Growing muscles in the lab!”