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Think Fast!


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    University of Washington

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Think Fast!

This is a quick and simple demonstration about reflexes (fourth activity on the page). One learner stands behind a see-through barrier like a window or wire screen. Another learner throws a cotton ball the person, who will likely blink thanks to the blink reflex. This activity is one of several activities featured on this webpage related to human reflexes.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Cotton balls (or rolled-up paper towels)
  • A transparent barrier (a wire screen, plastic or glass window)

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Chudler Ph.D., Eric

Rights:

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

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