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Teensleep study

A change in circadian rhythms in adolescents means that asking them to wake early in the morning for school results them in being tired and less able to concentrate in lessons.

The Teensleep study, being conducted by The University of Oxford, is aiming to find out if delaying the school day will help improve the performance of GCSE groups. In this activity, students get to apply their Working Scientifically skills as they design a suitable method for the study.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students can describe what a circadian rhythm is

  • Students understand what a randomised control trial is and why they are used

  • Students write a method to test a hypothesis


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