Reaction Time by Dr. Pat Hayes, IHMC
December 14, 2019
The last Science Saturday of 2019 was about Reaction Time. Students learned that their reaction time is the time required to respond to a stimulus, and is made up of the total time for communication between the senses, the brain, and the muscles involved in the response. They conducted experiments related to measuring their own reaction time under a variety of circumstances, recorded their data, and performed calculations to obtain experimental averages. The Fall 2019 Season was generously sponsored by Gulf Power, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department (with law enforcement trust fund monies).