Real Stars of Sport
Explore the IET Faraday 'Real Stars of Sport' website with recent and innovative sports technology stories and the people behind them, revealing how engineers, technologists and scientists are rapidly advancing sports performance. Engage your students in the subject you love with our accompanying curriculum-led teaching resources.
The polished and clinical approach to science can often be seen in textbooks, but invention isn’t just about being methodical and prescribed; there’s room for spontaneity and the all-important ‘Eureka’ moments. To bring this to life, the story of each product and the people behind are explored further in a series of fast-paced and engaging films that:
- Give a real insight into what it's like to be an engineer, technologist or scientist working at the cutting edge of sports technology
- Demonstrate applications of the science, engineering and technology learnt in the classroom
- Provide an inspiring launch pad for other learning activities
This set of themed resources focuses on three products:
You may have seen or played on a Wii console, but do you really know how it works? Here we explore how virtual sports have become a reality thanks to the 3D accelerometer within the Wii Remote.
Sportsmen and women are always pushing boundaries; they’re aiming to be the fastest, the strongest and the most daring. Here we explore how the intelligent molecules in d3o are providing the tools for sportspeople to maximise their performance.
Here we explore how one man engineered his way to becoming a Bobsleigh World Champion! Kristan Bromley is the Skeleton Bobsleigh World Champion, but first and foremost, he’s an engineer. With his brother Richard, he designed and built a carbon fibre sled that propelled him along the path to victory.
Take a journey through the product’s development: why it was invented, how it is made, how it is used to benefit the sport, the key science / technology employed and what it takes to be involved.
These resources will soon be joining our Resources section where you will be able to browse or search for activities to suit the needs of your school and your students.
Until then, go to the Real Stars of Sport website to view all the classroom activities, video clips, games and quizzes within this theme.
This theme is from the 2009 academic year so the competitions and challenges mentioned within the web pages have now expired.