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Reaction Time


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    New York Hall of Science

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Reaction Time

In this activity, learners explore reaction time and challenge themselves to improve their coordination. Do you want to move faster? Catch that ball that you never seem to see in time? Use a simple test to help you improve your reaction (or response) time.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Yardstick or long ruler
  • Partner to work with
  • paper
  • pencil

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Perception
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Probability

Informal Categories


  • Games
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • TryScience

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, New York Hall of Science, ©1999

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