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Description

This online game tests reaction time. The learner controls a computer-generated frog, and must press a button as soon as a fly appears on the game's radar screen or can be heard from the speaker. A sequence of six events that go into this particular reaction time are listed for discussion with learners, analyzing the human nervous response to some event. The key idea is that even with practice, the reaction time can be reduced but not brought down to zero. The activity is part of a much larger afterschool program, but can be used by itself.

Quick Guide

  • Preparation Time: Under 5 minutes
  • Learning Time: 5 to 10 minutes
  • Estimated materials cost: free
  • Age Range: Ages 8 - 11
  • Resource Types:
  • Language: English

Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with Internet Access
Subjects

Informal Category

  • Games

Subjects

  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
      • Hearing
Audience

To use this activity learners need to

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities
Other

Components that are part of this resource

This resource is part of

By

Kinetic City, AAAS

Source Collection

  • Science After School Consumer's Guide

Rights

All Rights Reserved, American Association for the Advancement of Science, ©2009

Funding sources

  • National Science Foundation

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Jessie
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It's one of my favoite game's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!