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The chemistry of sports and energy drinks

Description

Many people think that energy drinks and sports drinks are the same thing but in fact they work in very different ways. This resource looks at how caffeine affects the body and chemistry behind respiration.

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group work, working independently

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TeacherStudent

Age Group

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16 to Undergraduate
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Activity around the three biochemical systems used to release energy by the body. Information from Biochemical systems handout.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Find more Chemistry in the Olympics resources at www.rsc.org/sport.