Speedy fingers, muscle and aggression!

With only 1 week till we announce the final 5 scientists In the Zone, the pressure is on! We’ll be counting students votes on Friday 6th July at 1.45pm and ONLY the most recent vote counts! So students, make sure your favourite scientists goes through to final and Vote now!

 

Live chats: Speedy fingers, muscle and aggression!

In 30 manic live chats students have been putting scientists through their paces this week. Probing 7 – 11 scientists on: “has science helped athletes perform better?“, and “how did Fabrice Muambas heart fail?

In 11 -19 Zone students have been chatting about: “how does numbness stop the pain?“and “do hormones have a direct connection with aggression?

Scientists have definitely been feeling the strain. Helen said: “great chat! my fingers are hot from the speed of the typing!

 

"how do bones know how and when to move justy by communicating with your brain?" See student question. Image by Jjskarate

"how do bones know how and when to move justy by communicating with your brain?" See student question. Image by Jjskarate

Questions, questions, questions

In 7 – 11 questions have been flooding in! Students have been keen to find out:

wny fo muscles get weak?“, and

how do pain signals travel to your brain?

Question of the week goes to student manahilmahrukh for asking “how do bones know how and when to move just by communicating with your brain?

In 11 – 19 Zone students have asked lots of Drugs in Sports questions, including: what drugs athletes can use in sport.

Question of the week goes to student mshaw for asking: “if you did a head stand in space would your blood still go to your head?

 

Next week’s 7 – 11 Zone scientists are:

And 11 – 19 Zone scientists:

Thank you!

A big thank you to Alison, Helen, Matt, Miranda, Jemma, John, Katie and Lisa, who’ve now finished their weeks In the Zone! Teachers and students have got a lot out of all the hard work you’ve put in.

Mr Hilton from Loughborough Grammar School said: “A big thank you to all the scientists, and thank you for answerin so many of their enthusiastic questions with so many interesting answers”

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