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Can Exercise Improve Test Scores?

Can Exercise Improve Test Scores? | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Do you think exercising before an exam can help you do better? This experiment will have 10 boys and 10 girls do some light exercise before taking an exam in four different subjects. Then, they will take an exam without doing the exercise. We will compare the results to see if the exercise made a difference.


The hypothesis is that doing physical activity before taking an exam improves exam performance.

Method & Materials

You will have 10 boys and 10 girls do some light exercise before taking an exam in four different subjects. Then, they will take the same exam without doing the exercise.
You will need two sets of exam papers of equal difficulty for each subject, a quiet examination room, a place to do exercise, and an assistant to help coordinate the physical exercise and examination.


The results showed that the student examination performance was better after performing the physical exercise. Why do you think this was the case?

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows that physical activity can have a positive effect on academic performance.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include having a longer time for the physical exercise and changing the rest period in between the physical activity and taking the examination.

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