Year 5 went on a trip to Winchester Science Centre. One of our favourite activitys was Jump Slow Mo. The Jump Slow Mo Machine was a jumping board that measured your jump height in cm. It also estimates how fast or slow you will run on the race track behind the mechine. It was quite accurate but not the exact correct answer. Ingrid found out that the slow motion machine did not tell a complete lie. The science behind this is, jumping uses a twitch muscle because it is an explosive action and is a good way to understand how strong a person’s twitch muscles are. Therefore the more powerful the twitch musclesare, the faster you can sprint.
Katie E and Ingrid