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In studies done with pilots testing cockpit displays, lower reaction times (more desirable) were found with chromatic color schemes when compared to monochrome codes. Careful management of color must be utilized to “meet legibility, attention management, and color coding demands” in the new complex cockpit and air traffic control displays.
This investigation will help students understand that the use of color is carefully managed rather than randomly applied when displays are made in technology applications and when visual displays are made for safety, advertisement, and informational purposes. Students will investigate how a visual display affects their ability to remember a list of words. The displays tested will be words in black on different colored backgrounds. The testing procedure will involve looking at a list of words for a specified amount of time. The list is then taken away and the students participate in the regular class period. At the end of the class period, the students are asked to recall and write down as many words as possible in a specified amount of time.
Science and Technology Grade 5 – Benchmark B: Describe and illustrate the design process.
Grade 6 – Benchmark A: Give examples of how technological advances, influenced by scientific knowledge, affect the quality of life.
Grade 8 – Benchmark A: Give examples of how technological advances, influenced by scientific knowledge, affect the quality of life.
Scientific Inquiry Grade 5 – Benchmark B: Organize and evaluate observations, measurements and other data to formulate inferences and conclusions.
Grade 5 – Benchmark C: Develop, design and safely conduct scientific investigations and communicate the results.
Grade 6 – Benchmark A: Explain that there are differing sets of procedures for guiding scientific investigations and procedures are determined by the nature of the investigation, safety considerations and appropriate tools.
Grade 6 – Benchmark B: Analyze and interpret data from scientific investigations using appropriate mathematical skills in order to draw valid conclusions.
Grade 7 – Benchmark A: Explain that there are differing sets of procedures for guiding scientific investigations and procedures are determined by the nature of the investigation, safety considerations and appropriate tools.
Grade 7 – Benchmark B: Analyze and interpret data from scientific investigations using appropriate mathematical skills in order to draw valid conclusions.
Grade 8 – Benchmark B: Analyze and interpret data from scientific investigations using appropriate mathematical skills in order to draw valid conclusions.
Scientific Ways of Knowing Grade 5 – Benchmark A: Distinguish between fact and opinion and explain how ideas and conclusions change as new knowledge is gained.
Grade 5 – Benchmark B: Describe different types of investigations and use results and data from investigations to provide the evidence to support explanations and conclusions.
Grade 5 – Benchmark C: Explain the importance of keeping records of observations and investigations that are accurate and understandable.
Grade 5 – Benchmark D: Explain that men and women of diverse countries and cultures participate in careers in all fields of science.
Grade 6 – Benchmark A: Use skills of scientific inquiry processes (e.g., hypothesis, record keeping, description and explanation).
Grade 6 – Benchmark C: Give examples of how thinking scientifically is helpful in daily life.
Grade 7 – Benchmark B: Explain the importance of reproducibility and reduction of bias in scientific methods.
Grade 7 – Benchmark C: Give examples of how thinking scientifically is helpful in daily life.
Grade 8 – Benchmark A: Use skills of scientific inquiry processes (e.g., hypothesis, record keeping, description and explanation).
Grade 8 – Benchmark B: Explain the importance of reproducibility and reduction of bias in scientific methods.
Data Analysis and Probability Grade 5 – Benchmark E:  Collect, organize, display and interpret data for a specific purpose or need.
Grade 5 – Benchmark F:  Determine and use the range, mean, median and mode to analyze and compare data, and explain what each indicates about the data.
Grade 6 – Benchmark E:  Collect, organize, display and interpret data for a specific purpose or need.
Grade 6 – Benchmark F:  Determine and use the range, mean, median and mode to analyze and compare data, and explain what each indicates about the data.
Grade 7 – Benchmark E:  Collect, organize, display and interpret data for a specific purpose or need.
Grade 7 – Benchmark F:  Determine and use the range, mean, median and mode to analyze and compare data, and explain what each indicates about the data.
Grade 8 – Benchmark A. Create, interpret and use graphical displays and statistical measures to describe data; e.g., box-and-whisker plots, histograms, scatterplots, measures of center and variability.
Grade 8 – Benchmark D:  Find, use and interpret measures of center and spread, such as mean and quartiles, and use those measures to compare and draw conclusions about sets of data.
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