All Science Fair Projects

Over 1000 FREE Science Fair Project Ideas!

Project title Is perception affected by sequencing?Science project video
Difficulty Level
Project page  Click here to view this science project

Description
There have been a number of studies on how differences in magnitude and the sequence in which they are experienced can affect perception. Imagine there are two balls. One of the balls weighs 6 ounces, while the second ball weights 16 ounces. You are told to estimate the weight of each ball. If you first pick up the smaller ball, your estimate will most likely be more accurate than if you picked up the larger ball first. The larger magnitude, be it weight, height, cost, or temperature, will make the smaller magnitude seem proportionally smaller than it actually is. The opposite is true as well. A smaller magnitude will make the larger magnitude appear larger than it is. In this experiment you will demonstrate this phenomenon in experimental conditions. 

Instructions preview
Preparing for experiment: * Weigh both books and record their weight in the data sheet. * Divide the participants into four groups: Groups A, B, C, and D. Conducting experiment: Note: Each participant within a group will be tested separately. No interactions between participants are necessary. 1. Group A: Have participants hold the smaller book and estimate its weight. Next, have the participant do the same with the larger book. Record the participants' responses in the data sheet. 2. Group B: Have participants hold the larger book and estimate its weight. Have the participant do the same with the .....
View our all-time most popular science projects
You might also like these projects
    Search science fair projects Browse science fair projects
    Science kits, science lessons, science toys, maths toys, hobby kits, science games and books - these are some of many products that can help give your kid an edge in their science fair projects, and develop a tremendous interest in the study of science. When shopping for a science kit or other supplies, make sure that you carefully review the features and quality of the products. Compare prices by going to several online stores. Read product reviews online or refer to magazines.
    Copyright (C) 2016 All Science Fair Projects.com. All Rights Reserved. Site
    All Science Fair Projects Homepage