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Text neck

  • Key Stage 3
  • Topical

Type: Activity
Learning Strategy: Case study
Topic: Forces

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?

The Text neck activity comes from ENGAGE, the EU-wide project from the upd8 team.
Visit the ENGAGE website to download the materials.

Published: 12th March 2015
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