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Multitasking Mania


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    Twin Cities Public Television

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Multitasking Mania

In this activity, learners conduct scientific research on multitasking. Learners determine if multitasking with media while doing homework affects their ability to successfully complete the homework. Learners make predictions, collect data and share their findings.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English, Spanish

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


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

Informal Categories


  • Computers

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

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

Culture, ethnicity, and gender

  • Girls

    • Explicity developed for this group
    • Acknowledges this group's contributions to STEM
    • Highlights STEM opportunities for this group
    • Identifies role models or mentors in STEM fields from this group
    • Uses inclusive images of people from this group

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc., ©2013

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation, DRL-1114739
  • L'Oreal USA For Girls in Science
  • Northrop Grumman Foundation
  • PPG Industries Foundation

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