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Thank you! What is your favorite part of life science? Least favorite?

Also, I was planning on conducting my project by:
1) having 15 test subjects throw 5 tennis balls each into a hoola hoop / bucket 10 meters away.
2) spinning 15 test subjects on a swing for 30 seconds and then having them immediately throw 5 tennis balls each into a hoola hoop/bucket 10 meters away.
3) once the subject gets off swing I will have a timer set to time how long they feel dizzy for and will stop the timer when they notify me they no longer feel dizzy
4) recording and comparing results

Do you have any suggestions to help make my experiment more accurate? precise? better in general?


thank you so much!
Answer 1:

It's great that you're doing an experiment on this. I will list suggestions below your experimental steps.

1) having 15 test subjects throw 5 tennis balls each into a hoola hoop / bucket 10 meters away.
--> Increasing the numberof throws per subject will help you get a better sense of their average accuracy. Maybe 15 throws each? You should also record the order of the throw (to account for them getting better/worse accuracy over time).

2) spinning 15 test subjects on a swing for 30 seconds and then having them immediately throw 5 tennis balls each into a hoola hoop/bucket 10 meters away.
--> See above suggestion.

3) once the subject gets off swing I will have a timer set to time how long they feel dizzy for and will stop the timer when they notify me they no longer feel dizzy.
--> Sounds good. You can correlate that with the throw accuracy.

4) recording and comparing results
--> Sounds good. How are you going to do this comparison?



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