Eye In The Sky (7-9)

Secondary ProgramsOnsite & Outreach

During Eye in the Sky (7-9) students collect GPS data while participating in a minor game to determine the effect that a rule change has on the work rate of an athlete.

Students first generate their own primary data sets while playing two variations of a minor game. Students then use the speed and distance data that they collect to calculate athlete work rate while playing each of the games.

Students then make comparisons between work rates from the two games to reveal how data analysis determines the effect a rule changes has on an athlete.

Key themes

  • Games and data analysis
  • Sports technology
  • Movement patterns
  • Scientific communication
  • Distance and speed data
  • Work rate

Program suitability

Years 7-9

Program duration

2 Hours

Class size

12 - 28
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