In this activity, students analyse data from an experiment that measures force and velocity for various load conditions in a bench press situation.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- use given force and velocity values to calculate power produced for different bench press loads
- interpret and graph data and make predictions
- discuss some of the methodology researchers used while setting up this experiment.
Download the Word file (see link below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do
- student handout.
Nature of science
Scientific knowledge is communicated through text and associated symbols, diagrams, graphs and equations. Find out more about this here.
You might want to read about measuring muscle strength before doing this activity