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Boys vs. Girls: Following Instructions

Boys vs. Girls: Following Instructions | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Are boys better than girls at following instructions? Let's find out! In this experiment, we'll have boys and girls complete a list of tasks and see who can do it faster.


The hypothesis is that boys and girls will have different levels of success in following instructions.

Method & Materials

You will test a minimum of 6 male and 6 female participants of the same age. You will give each participant a list of tasks and time them as they complete them.
You will need a stopwatch, an assortment of props or objects, a list of tasks, and a data sheet.


The results of this experiment showed that boys and girls had different levels of success in following instructions. The boys tended to be faster in completing the tasks, but the girls were more accurate in following the instructions.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it looks at the differences between boys and girls in terms of following instructions. It also looks at how societal stereotypes may play a role in these differences.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include testing different age groups or testing participants from different cultures.

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