Kids Behaving Badly

In this activity children will create a fair test to test the idea that consuming certain additives can cause hyperactivity.

Description

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton has shown increased hyperactivity in children consuming some artificial food colours.

Children will create a fair test to test the idea that consuming certain additives can cause hyperactivity.

Learning Objective:

-    that diet can have an effect on health and wellbeing

Children will learn:

-    to plan a fair test, recognising and explaining why it is fair

-    that scientists draw conclusions from observations made

-    that scientists gather evidence to support a prediction

 

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Acknowledgements

These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.