New research suggests that smart phone use is seriously damaging our necks. Looking down at an angle places great strain on the spine, and can result in serious harm. In this activity students learn about the forces acting on the spine. They then devise a plan to investigate the causes of text neck, before solving a dilemma: will they use their phone less to prevent neck damage?
In this lesson students will make a decision about whether to use their phone less to prevent neck damage using:
- Forces: identify forces on objects
- Ask and define: define a problem and devise a plan to investigate it