Energy in Food, Bearings and Air Resistance

All | Biology | Maths | Physics | Science | 11-16

Learning Objectives

  • 3 full lessons delivered from start to finish
  • Can be used to support remote learning or in the classroom to provide a ‘2nd expert’ in the room.
  • Clear examples of the 1:59 Challenge resources in practice
  • Insights from the INEOS 1:59 Challenge team, including Eliud Kipchoge and Robbie Ketchell
  • Accompanying resources to be found here.

Lesson Description

Online Lessons delivered by the STEM Crew Education Team.

On 12th October 2019 Eliud Kipchoge, with support from the INEOS 1:59 Performance team, broke the last great barrier in modern athletics, the two-hour marathon. In doing so he inspired others to believe that they can overcome their own personal barriers. He believes that #NoHumanIsLimited.

This series of 3 exciting STEM challenges taught by STEM Crew with special guest Robby Ketchall have been created for students and cover key aspects of the challenge Eliud and his team faced; pacemakers, nutrition and course selection.

Students will put themselves into the roles of the 1:59 Team to investigate what it takes to run a sub-two-hour marathon by carrying out hands-on practical work in physics, biology and maths.

All lessons are fully linked to the National Curriculum and are free.



For immediate access to all of our free Key stage 3 and 4 STEM teaching resources.

1.Physics: Pacemakers

Live teaching for the 1:59 Challenge on Physics: Pacemakers resource.

2.Maths: Course Selection

Live teaching for the 1:59 Challenge resource on Maths: Course Selection

3.Biology: Nutrition Practical

Live lesson for the 1:59 Challenge resource on Nutrition

4.Q&A With Robby Ketchall

Live lesson, using the 1:59 Challenge resources

5.Student Prep Sheet


All, Biology, Maths, Physics, Science

Key Stage

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