January also began the final work on the MCS student entry into the San Francisco Science fair. The question students investigated is whether older people have faster or slower reflexes than younger people.
The students selected a test that involves measuring how quickly people can catch a ruler between their hands. They chose this test after thinking and learning about different ways to test how long it takes people to respond to different types of stimulus (a loud noise, something crawling on your arm, a bad taste or smell etc.)
Bridging into Math, students were introduced to finding averages when analyzing data collected. Students came up with a data sheets and provided individual consent forms for 100 people tested at fitbit and Year Up as well as preschoolers at Language in Action.
On February 15th, students participated in the SF Science Fair award ceremony and were presented with certificates of achievements. You should have seen the pure joy and astonishment on their faces when they learned that they had won 3rd place!