Year 10 Avoid Distractions!

Year 10 are working hard in Science as usual. This week in Biology we focus on the human nervous system. Year 10 are working through their required practicals and investigated the effects of distraction on pupil’s reaction time. It was really very interesting to see how distraction (from a mobile phone) was enough to slow down reaction times for the pupils. We discussed how difficult it can be to collect valid data from human volunteers as we are all so different in what we have eaten, how much sleep we have had etc. It is difficult to control for these factors. We are now looking into the mechanism of the reflex arc and how reflex reactions work. Keep up the focused good work Year 10 and try to avoid the distractions!