Effects of Caffine

Topics: Brain, Cerebral cortex, Human brain Pages: 2 (436 words) Published: February 17, 2013
1. Problem: Does age (grade) or gender influence the results of reading correctly a paragraph consisting of words with jumbled text?

2. Hypothesis: My hypothesis is that most of the higher age (grade) group and girls would correctly read a paragraph of words with jumbled text. I believe that this is because with age our brain develops to make up words faster even if the words have letters with jumbled text. Also, I think that the girls would give a better response in the experiment as they usually are keen readers and read a lot.

3. Materials:
* A laptop
* Stop watch
* Experiment group (students of grade six to nine)

4. Procedure:
1. A paragraph shall be composed consisting of words with jumbled text. The first and last letters of words shall be in correct place and all in between letters of words being jumbled. 2. The above paragraph shall be transferred as a word document on a laptop. 3. Select group of students of grade six to nine respectively shall be asked to read aloud the paragraph. 4. The experiment observations shall be recorded and data shall be arranged grouped by grade and gender of students participating in the test. 5. The raw data shall be analysed and interpreted for a co-relation (if any).

5. Resources:
Carter, Rita et al. (2009). The Human Brain Book (2nd ed.). New York, NY: DK publishing.

Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. (2003, October 30). Learn about scrambled text. In google.ca. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/Cmabrigde/ Simpson, Kathleen. (2009). National Geographic Investigates: The Human Brain: Inside Your Body's Control Room (1st ed.). Orlando, FL: National Geographic Children's Books.

6. Facts:

6. The brain is the most complex organ in the body. It is the organ that allows us to think, have emotions, move, and even dream.

7. The largest portion of brain,...
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