Question or Problem being addressed

How body postures and classical music affect concentration?

Goals / Expected Outcomes / Hypothesis

Our goals is to complete the experiment and get accurate results ASAP. We expect that a normal upright posture and an environment without distractions will be the best environment for quality and speed of completion of work. Our hypothesis is "If I lie down on a bed and listen to music, I will not be able to concentrate on whatever I'm doing"

Description in detail of method or procedures (The following are important and key items that should be included when formulating ANY AND ALL research plans.)  

  • Procedures:
Detail all procedures and experimental design to be used for data collection.


1.Get the necessary materials, such as music players, a room with and without distractions, perhaps in one of the group member's house's rooms.

2.Have a group member ( will be selected on the day) try to complete the Concentration Game in different conditions, such as sitting positions and bodily changes on them while another will take the time using a stopwatch to make sure that the timing is accurate. 

3.Make the group member complete the Concentration Game at least 4 times in different conditions, with one as the control,where there is little to no distractions and proper lighting and so on.

4.Compile the results and determine whether the hypothesis is correct.

5.If required, make a graph, with the x axis as the amount of distractions and the y axis as the work completed/quality of work.

6.Enter results into the 'Results' tab in the blog.

  • Risk and Safety:
1. List/identify the hazardous chemicals, activities, or devices that will be used. None

2. Identify and assess the risks involved. None

3. Describe the safety precautions and procedures that will be used to reduce the risks. There are no risks, and so no safety precautions need to be taken.

4. Describe the disposal procedures that will be used (when applicable). Not applicable

5. List the source(s) of safety information.
Instructions given by teachers in regards to safety

  • Data Analysis:
1. Collate and sort the results from the experiment.
2. Compare the results.
3. Find out which variables affect the results and record them down.
4. Determine if the hypothesis is correct by comparing to results.

  • Bibliography:
1. Ohio State University (2009, October 5). Body Posture Affects Confidence In Your Own Thoughts, Study Finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 9, 2013, from­/releases/2009/10/091005111627.htm
2. Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D (2009, October 5). Change Your Posture. Psychology Today. Retrieved July 9, 2013, from

3. United States Department of Labor. Good Working Positions Retrieved July 9th 2013

4. Maranowski Retrieved July 9th 2013

5. Brett Mckay, Kate Mckay ( July 5 2011) Become a Stand-Up Guy: The History, Benefits, and Use of Standing Desks. Retrieved July 9, 2013 from

6. Celine Roque ( july 12 2010 ) Can Listening to Music Boost Your Productivity?. Retrived July 9, 2013 from

7. Eckert, E (2005, April) Posture Conveys Authority.
Retrieved 9 July, 2013, from

8. Paul, A. M. Does Listening to Music While Working Make You Less Productive?. Retrieved 9 July, 2013, from:

9. Concentration Game. Retrieved July 10th 2013

Materials Required:
Computer to play the Concentration Game
Music Player
Room without distractions
Room with distractions
Camera to record experiment process
Computer to tabulate results

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