Asked in Sugar and Sweeteners
Sugar and Sweeteners
How does sugar make children hyper?
December 02, 2010 11:54PM
Sugar does not have any effect on the behavior of children. Numerous studies have been done and there is no scientific evidence that sugar induces hyperactivity in kids.
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Does sugar actually make you hyper or is it something that you tell yourself?
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How does sugar affects the attention in small children?
Asked in Science, Word Games, Scientific Method
What describes the steps you use during an expirement?
It depends on the experiment, but a general application of the scientific method is good. Make an observation. e.g., Children who just consumed massive amounts of sugar get hyper. Make the observation a question. "What happens if I give children a lot of sugar?" Make an if/then statement. This will become your hypothesis. "If children consume lots of sugar, then they will become hyper. For scientific rigor, declare an independent and dependent variable. In this case, the sugar is the independent variable, hyperactivity is the dependent variable. (They typically follow the If/Then form. If [independent variable], then [dependent variable].) Devise your experimental group(s), the children with sugar, and a control group(s), children who do not get the sugar. Run the experiment. You may have to go before some ethical boards, depending on the experiment. In this case with children and sugar, you will have to get approval and have the parents of the children sign a permission slip. Record the results from the experiment. Compare the hyperactivity of children with sugar with the children without sugar. If there is a significant difference, then your hypothesis is true. (To find if your difference is significant, you use chi-square. Your measured versus expected or your sugar-children versus your control. Typically if your chi-square is p < 0.05, then your hypothesis is true.)