Science of SportBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0407305 (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0407305
- Aula Abbara, fourth year medical student1,
- Ali Abbara, final year medical student2
- 1Imperial College, London
- 2Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
Science of Sport is a striking exhibition now on at the Science Museum, London, which promises children and parents a fun and energetic day out investigating the relevance of science and technology to sport. The exhibition is timely-2004 is a big year for sport and an ideal time to draw children into the joys of different sports.
When there is growing concern in the United Kingdom about childhood obesity and its impact on the future health of our nation, this exhibition highlights one way of tackling the bulging waistlines of the younger generation. It uses simulators and interactive displays to draw children into the games and get them excited about sport.
The most popular display is the 20 metre sprint station, where two visitors compete from the start line to see who sprints fastest, and this comes complete with action replay to check the …