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8-HUM05

An alarming question: What smoke detector tone wakes someone up the fastest?

Human Health and Behavior
Ryder Desjardin

Grade:
8
Teacher:
Hayley Keith

The purpose of the experiment was to determine which tone would wake someone up in an emergency situation. A 3000 Hz tone, and a 520 Hz tone was used to compare which tone is more effective. The experiment used a variety of equipment, such as audio devices, time keeping devices, etc. The experiment was conducted over the span of numerous days, allowing for accurate and varying data.


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2 thoughts on “An alarming question: What smoke detector tone wakes someone up the fastest?

  1. Great work! I really liked how you displayed the results in the table and graphs!

  2. Such an important research question, and a clever way to look for solution using sound wave frequency.

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