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Right Hand/Left Hand


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    University of Washington

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Right Hand/Left Hand

In this activity (1st on the page), learners conduct a series of tests to find out which of their hands is more dominant. In other words, are they right-handed or left-handed? Learners work in pairs and observe each other doing simple tasks like writing, cutting, and throwing a ball. They collect data to draw conclusions about their partner's handedness. This resource also includes two questionnaires about the strength of handedness as well as an online and offline test for handedness.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Pen or pencil and paper
  • Paper and scissors
  • Ball
  • Cup with water (optional)
  • Fork or spoon and food (optional)
  • Data sheet

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
      • Muscles and Skin
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Touch
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • 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

By:

  • Chudler, Ph.D., Eric H.

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009

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