```7-1 Science
 How does different music effect test scores?
 The seventh graders tested the fourth
graders on how well they responded to
different types of music in a test
environment.
 Music helps alleviate mental depression, soothe
anxiety, and help fight mental blocks
 People who listen to music have higher GPA’s
and higher goals
 Japan, Netherland, and Hungary are the highest
knowledge of music's power
 Studies showed people who listened to Mozart
before taking a test, scored sixty percent higher
than people that didn’t listen
 Another study showed that Mozart helps
because of it’s mathematical rhythm
 Independent- Different types of music (Mozart,
“Firework”, Heavy Metal without vocals)
 Dependent- Test scores (the number out of one
hundred that is correct)
 Constant- Same test, same grade level, same
age, same song length, same amount of time to
take the test, and same volume
 Operational Definition- Test scores
 If somebody listens to Mozart (opposed to
heavy metal, “Firework” By Katy Perry, or no
music) while taking a test, then the test
scores will increase because it is proved to
benefit test scores.
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C.D. x4
Test (100 multiplication problems) x180
Test Folders (to keep separated) x2
Laptop x1
Stopwatch x1
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Gather materials
Make packets of tests
Put numbers on test
Separate 4th grade classes into four groups of at least five boys, five girls
For test results, randomly pick 5 girls, 5 boys
Take group 1 into a quiet room (control group)
Pass out tests (three tests)
Give one minute to complete (tell when to start and stop)
Take second test for 1 minute
Take third test for 1 minute
Collect tests into 2 piles- girl and boy- pick first 5 tests of the girl pile and first 5 tests of the boy
pile
Take group 2 into the same room (after the others leave) with the song “Firework” by: Katy Perry
playing on a loop.
Repeat steps 5-11
Take group three into the same room with heavy metal without vocals playing
Repeat steps 5-11
Take group four into a with Mozart playing
Repeat steps 5-11
Find average of the test scores out of all the groups
Graph data
Conclude
Subject #
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Average
5
29%
33%
36%
33%
4
28%
31%
26%
28%
13
26%
31%
26%
28%
1
24%
24%
28%
25%
10
28%
35%
33%
32%
6
26%
36%
35%
32%
7
26%
25%
21%
24%
12
12%
17%
22%
17%
2
26%
30%
32%
29%
3
21%
22%
24%
22%
Total
27%
Subject #
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Average
18
29%
27%
29%
28%
24
19%
23%
27%
23%
22
29%
27%
37%
31%
21
29%
26%
33%
29%
17
36%
40%
43%
40%
16
34%
32%
36%
34%
19
30%
34%
38%
34%
15
19%
17%
21%
19%
26
32%
36%
35%
34%
20
21%
26%
29%
25%
Total:
29.7%
Subject#
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Average
31
25%
36%
31%
31%
42
23%
30%
24%
26%
36
23%
32%
24%
26%
38
37%
40%
32%
36%
39
18%
23%
28%
23%
28
31%
41%
30%
34%
29
5%
18%
17%
13%
35
28%
33%
25%
29%
37
30%
39%
36%
35%
32
20%
26%
23%
23%
Total:
27.6%
Subject#
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3
Average
44
26%
31%
33%
30%
52
34%
43%
44%
40%
51
17%
25%
20%
21%
50
22%
26%
30%
26%
49
22%
41%
27%
30%
48
29%
40%
34%
34%
46
32%
36%
34%
34%
45
30%
32%
36%
33%
56
25%
30%
40%
32%
58
20%
23%
26%
23%
Total:
30.3%
 A lot of kids were:
 Dancing
 Singing
 Talking
 Tapping Pencils
 Five kids weren’t prepared and didn’t bring
pencils
 About thirty of the students were focused
and concentrated
Contrary to what the hypothesis stated,
the subjects who took the test while
hearing “Heavy Metal” had the highest
average percentage on the tests!
 The seventh graders experienced it was hard
to keep all the different groups’ test
organized into separate piles, which could
have concluded in incorrect data.
 They also experienced that the kids had a
hard time not talking, which could have
concluded in them giving each other the
 The seventh graders recommend being more
organized if someone uses this science fair
idea in the future. That someone may to have
four folders to hold each groups’ tests.
 Also, the seventh graders think it would have
more effective if the fourth graders were
given more time to complete the tests.
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