How Do Phones Affect Learning?

Energy and Change
Natalie Jacobs

Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? My project is about how fast a person can take three ten question quizzes depending on their age. The first test without a distraction from a phone, and the last two with distractions from a phone. Why did you choose this project? I chose this project because most middle school students use their phones in school, and I wanted to prove that it can cause a delay in the time it takes to do an assignment. I wanted to see if it was even a good idea to bring a phone to school, since most middle school students do bring theirs if they even have one. What was your result/overall conclusion? My conclusion was that test two ( with music) had the fastest time average and test three (with video) had the slowest time average between the three tests. This shows that listening to music while working works best with most people, and visually or interactively watching or playing something does not work well with most people. Why is your project important? My project is important because it gives recommendations to teachers and parents who are debating on whether or not to let their child or student use a phone at school, or even get a phone at all.

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