Coke® Versus Pepsi®: An Introductory Activity for Test of Significance

Most people claim they can tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Scholars conduct a fun experiment to test that claim! Once learners collect their data, they analyze the results and determine if the statistics are significant.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners conduct the experiment with friends and family to compare different samples
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a solid understanding of experimental design and procedures
  • Requires a set of materials and time for set up prior to the activity
Pros

  • Provides a hands-on approach to studying significance
  • Includes sample data and analysis
Cons

  • None
Common Core