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Activity 2: Grades 5-8
The Stroop Effect


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 General Science - Scientific Method:

Data Collection and Analysis


Visual Sensory Systems
Auditory Sensory Systems
Stroop Effect
Experimental Design


 Science as Inquiry- Content Standard A

Students will develop a systematic measurement strategy in order to collect more accurate data.

Students will design and conduct a controlled experiment.

Students will analyze data and draw conclusions about cause and effect relationships.

Students learn about advancement of science through legitimate skepticism, by asking questions and querying other scientists' explanations. Students evaluate these explanations by examining and comparing evidence while identifying faulty reasoning. Students will also suggest alternative explanations for other scientists' observations.

 Life Science - Content Standard C

Students will examine behavioral response to external stimulus.

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