In this activity children can take part in a testing procedure and plot their results and discuss whether they agree with the scientists findings.
Research published shows that girls prefer reds more than boys do, while both boys and girls prefer blue over yellow. The research was carried out on young people aged 20 to 26. Children can take part in the same testing procedure. They will plot their results and discuss whether they agree with the scientists' findings.
This can be used as a whole school activity, with younger children finding out about different colours and finding that not every child in the class has the same favourite colour. More able children plan how a test might be carried out, learn about how 'real scientists' are investigating favourite colours and handle data that they have collected as a result of taking part in the test.
- that scientists can create a test to determine favourite colours
Children will learn:
- that results can be plotted on a bar chart or a graph
- that boys and girls can have different ideas
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.