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Hand-Eye Coordination and Age

Hand-Eye Coordination and Age | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Do you want to know how age affects hand-eye coordination? In this experiment, we'll be testing how well children aged 10 and 15 can catch a ping pong ball.


The hypothesis is that older children will have better hand-eye coordination than younger children.

Method & Materials

You will have 5 boys and 5 girls aged 10 and 5 boys and 5 girls aged 15. You will give each participant a ping pong ball and time how many times they can catch it in one minute.
You will need a ping pong ball, a stop watch, a flat floor surface, and an assistant to time the experiment.


The results showed that the 15 year old children had better hand-eye coordination than the 10 year old children. The 15 year olds were able to catch the ping pong ball an average of 54-56 times compared to the 10 year olds who managed to catch the ball only 34-38 times.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how age affects hand-eye coordination, which is an important skill for everyday activities.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include bouncing the basketball off a wall and catching it, or counting the number of times the children fail to catch the ball.

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