Title

Can Mint Products Improve Continuous Concentration?

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This experiment is to determine if peppermint, spearmint, or wintergreen mint products can improve student concentration. It is predicted that peppermint products will result in the highest scores on a concentration test given to high school students. Students in grades 9-12 will take a short concentration test online multiple times over the course of a few weeks and will self report their scores. Each time they take the test they will be under the influence of a different mint product such as a piece of gum or hard spearmint lifesaver. The possible mint products are peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen mint gum, the same three hard mints, and the same three types of oils through an oil diffuser. Results will be collected through a google form posted by teachers in google classroom. Data will be analyzed using a A-NOVA test. The conclusion should be that students have their highest scores with peppermint gum or with peppermint oil. Scores will determine these results. The results of this experiment could help students with and without attention-deficit disorders do better on tests and quizzes by determining the best conditions to take them under. Future studies could test more concentrated mint products as well as other scents and flavors such as fruits, cinnamon, or lavendar. keywords: mint, concentration, peppermint, chewing gum

Location

Neville 222

Start Date

4-14-2018 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

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Apr 14th, 10:00 AM

Can Mint Products Improve Continuous Concentration?

Neville 222

This experiment is to determine if peppermint, spearmint, or wintergreen mint products can improve student concentration. It is predicted that peppermint products will result in the highest scores on a concentration test given to high school students. Students in grades 9-12 will take a short concentration test online multiple times over the course of a few weeks and will self report their scores. Each time they take the test they will be under the influence of a different mint product such as a piece of gum or hard spearmint lifesaver. The possible mint products are peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen mint gum, the same three hard mints, and the same three types of oils through an oil diffuser. Results will be collected through a google form posted by teachers in google classroom. Data will be analyzed using a A-NOVA test. The conclusion should be that students have their highest scores with peppermint gum or with peppermint oil. Scores will determine these results. The results of this experiment could help students with and without attention-deficit disorders do better on tests and quizzes by determining the best conditions to take them under. Future studies could test more concentrated mint products as well as other scents and flavors such as fruits, cinnamon, or lavendar. keywords: mint, concentration, peppermint, chewing gum