Speedster

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Catch me if you can. Scholars collect data on reaction time by catching a falling ruler or by using an Internet app. They determine the median of the data, create graphs, and analyze the results. They also compare their data to the rest of the class.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a contest to see which classmate has the best reaction time
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have experience collecting data and determining median and range
  • An understanding of box plots is necessary
Pros

  • Provides a student worksheet for practice
  • Lists links to websites for reaction time apps
Cons

  • None