Color Code

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Don't let your brain play tricks on you! Learners test brain reaction rates while it is receiving multiple stimuli. They time each other reading a set of color words written in different colors and again when they are written in black. After answering a set of questions, they should be able to connect what they learned to everyday life.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils give the color test to friends and family and record themselves explaining the concept to their subjects
  • Incorporate as an introduction to a unit on brain function
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide each pair with colored pencils and a stop watch
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Pros
  • Offers ideas to extend the lesson
  • Allows pupils flexibility to be creative
Cons
  • None