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Description

Does eating breakfast affect concentration? A survey was carried out in which half the children were given breakfast and half were not. The data were collected but no firm conclusions could be drawn as a large number of children need to be surveyed.
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10 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

This could lead into a classroom discussion about which children eat breakfast and which do not and the importance of having breakfast before starting the school day. The teacher could ask the children to complete a similar sort of study but ask the children to come up with a test like the one in the clip about concentration. The children could then plot the data collected on a bar chart and see if they can come up with any conclusions about the results that they find. The children could collect information about what the class eats for breakfast and then produce a pie chart of the results or even a breakdown of the nutritional value of each food type.

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