Science U

How to Test Your Reaction Time

Season 2 Episode 3 | 59s

How fast is your reaction time? How fast does the eye send messages to the brain and the brain send messages to your hand muscles to react in time to catch a falling object? ScienceU campers find out using the "ruler test". If you know the rate of falling objects (9.8 meters per second squared) you can convert the distance recorded on the ruler to the speed of your reaction.

Aired: 02/02/16

Rating: NR

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Science U is a local public television program presented by WPSU.