Friday, April 29, 2016

Science Fair Experiment - Right or Left?

Here's the question: Does a child's propensity to go right or left at an intersection correlate to whether they're right- or left-handed?

1. Don't discuss this ahead of time with your students. Just tell them you want to try something.
2. Take them to a dividing intersection in the school.

3. Tell them to walk down the hallway and go either right or left. It's their choice, but they cannot tell anyone which way they're going.
4. Tell the class they cannot sway their friends on which way to go.
5. Tally the results.

Back in the classroom, discuss the results. 

Compare which is the dominant hand for each child, and which direction they went in the hallway.

Show how this experiment would be presented in a science fair project.

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