Response Time

How fast are your reactions in the case of an emergency? Young scholars complete many activities including: time estimation, building a circuit, multiple reaction time experiments, and graphing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Team teach this with driver's education
  • Have students collect response time data from family or community members, then graph by age
Classroom Considerations

  • Helps to have basic knowledge of circuitry, but it is not required
  • The first lesson in a series of nine
Pros

  • Provides homework questions to give pupils extra practice
  • Includes three extension ideas to keep the content fresh
Cons

  • Document permissions do not allow for printing
NGSS