Reflection: Performance Tasks What Are the Effects of Multitasking? - Section 3: Wrap-up


I strongly recommend students giving a live demonstration of the test they conducted rather than simply describing what they tested.  This really worked to engage the class and helped them connect to and appreciate the conclusion that the group developed.  This increased level of attention allowed the class to ask better questions and provide stronger feedback to the presenters than they did for groups that just described their procedures.  While it takes a little longer, it really pays off in that it provides great examples of both strong and weak testing procedures.  What I found was that groups with poorly designed experiments started to recognize their mistakes and were able to correctly identify things they would do differently if they could redo their experiment.

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What Are the Effects of Multitasking?

Unit 4: Information Processing
Lesson 2 of 11

Objective: SWBAT plan and carry out an experiment that answers the question "how does multitasking effect our work?"

Big Idea: Listening to music, doing jumping jacks, yelling at the dog while creating a play-doh model of the brain - students test the idea of multitasking!

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