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Exploring the Relativity of Time

Exploring the Relativity of Time | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered why time seems to pass differently for different people? We're going to explore this mystery by testing how sensory information influences our sense of time.


The hypothesis is that sensory information influences our sense of time.

Method & Materials

You will divide participants into four groups, prepare a room with one chair and a small light weight desk or table, and then test one participant at a time. Each group will be exposed to its own unique conditions.
You will need 20 participants, a blindfold, a room that is free of distractions, a musical device such as a Iphone, walkman, or radio, 1 chair, a watch with a minute hand, a data sheet, paper and pencil, and a small table or desk.


After testing each group, the results showed that sensory information does indeed influence our sense of time. The group that was blindfolded was the least accurate in estimating the passage of time.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it explores the mystery of how we perceive time. It also shows how our senses can influence our perception of time.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include testing different types of music or having participants engage in different activities while in the room.

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