The Australian Football League are holding a competition for school students from year 3 to year 10 in four different Key Learning Areas. The Science competition asks students to design the AFL ‘Super Player’, incorporating the physical and mental qualities of the best players of the game. Students should produce an annotated poster showing the selected anatomy of the league’s finest goal kickers, high markers and couragous defenders. The competition closes on Friday 23rd October.
We will use this activity with our international partners, Mr Ardito’s class from New York, to compare elite athletes from different sports. For example, how does a successful AFL footballer compare to a top basketballer? How does a long distance runner compare to a sprint swimmer in their physical and mental attributes?
Next term year 8 students will be starting a unit on the Human Body, including circulatory, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. I have created a Human Body wiki for Hawkesdale students to share their work with Mr Ardito’s class in New York.