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Abstract

This experiment was conducted to find out how drinking caffeinated coffee will affect the alertness of an individual. The level of alertness of the test subjects will be measured by the number of balloons burst by throwing darts.

Hypothesis

Coffee which contains caffeine will make the person more alert and energetic. This will result in the participant being able to burst more balloons.

Scientific Terms

Caffeine, caffeinated, adrenaline, dopamine

Background

What is caffeine?

Caffeine is normally found in coffee and tea. It helps to keep us alert and also prevents us from falling asleep. Caffeine is able to help us stay alert and awake by:

  • it increases the level of adrenaline in our bodies, making us more energetic
  • it stimulates our brain by increasing the level of dopamine produced
  • It prevents us from becoming drowsy.
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Complexity level:
4
Project cost ($):
30
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 3 hours for experiment
Material availability:
Easily found
Safety concerns:

NA