Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Scientific Frontiers Logo
TV Schedule
Alan Alda
For Educators
Previous Shows
Future Shows
Special Features

Make Up Your Mind
  Teaching Guide
Activity 2: Grades 5-8
The Stroop Effect

 


Image of Stroop Test

Activity
Answers
National Science
Standards and
Curriculum Links
Print version (PDF)
Main Menu
Help
 

CURRICULUM LINKS

 General Science - Scientific Method:

Experimentation
Data Collection and Analysis

 Biology:

Visual Sensory Systems
Auditory Sensory Systems
Stroop Effect
Experimental Design

NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS    (Grades 5-8)

 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.



         
 
© 1990-2002 The Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
 

How Phineas Lost ItWhy Kids Don't Get ItTough ChoicesInto the DarkThe Power of Half Teaching guide Science hotline video trailer Resources Contact Search Homepage