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Music and Sleep: A Science Fair Project

Music and Sleep: A Science Fair Project | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Do you want to know if music helps children fall asleep faster? This science fair project will explore the effects of classical music and sentimental songs on the sleep of preschoolers.


The hypothesis is that the children will be able to fall asleep more quickly while listening to classical music as opposed to other types of music.

Method & Materials

You will need to obtain permission from the nursery to conduct the experiment, and then request that the nursery maintains the same type and intensity of activities for the next 10 days. You will then play classical music during the children’s afternoon nap time on every odd day, and sentimental ballads during the children’s afternoon nap time on every even day.
You will need 10 approval slips, 10 preschoolers age 3 to 4, 1 classical music CD, 1 CD of sentimental songs (ballads), 1 portable stereo with a CD player, and 1 stopwatch.


The results showed that the children took a shorter time to fall asleep with classical music playing in the background as compared to sentimental music.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it explores the effects of music on sleep, and how different types of music can affect the time it takes for children to fall asleep.

Also Consider

Variations of this science project can include exploring the effects of different tempos or BPMs, different types of instruments, and different age groups.

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