B6 Brain and Mind: Do gamers have faster reflexes?

Practical investigation as part of the B6 Brain and Mind topic from 21st Century Science. Students work in pairs to drop rulers and measure reaction times, with the aim to discover whether gamers have faster reflexes than non-gamers. Numeracy - calculation of individual and class averages. Practical instructions sheet can be found in OCR materials, not uploaded here due to copyright. Let me know what you think of the resource and how it goes with your class.

Last updated Apr 24, 2012, created Jan 23, 2011
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3 Reviews

  • 3

    Nice idea to motivate pupils through a good context, but aren't we talking reaction times not reflexes here.

  • 4

    What a simple but excellent way to motivate my reluctant Y11s. Thank you!

  • 4

    Really good, Every member of the class was engaged as they wanted to see the outcome of the experiment!!

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