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Fast and fit

boys runningThe London 2012 Olympic Games took place in July and August. During two weeks of competition a total of 117 Olympic records were broken, some by only hundredths of a second. Having superfast reaction times helps athletes to start and finish first.

Aussies kids’ reaction times were collected as part of the 2012 CensusAtSchool questionnaire. Students did an activity to test how quickly they could react with their hands: their dominant hand, and their non-dominant hand. Your dominant hand is the one you like to write with.

The mean (average) reaction time for all students who completed the activity was calculated for each year level. Why not check out data for your year level in the National Summary Tables? Continue reading Fast and fit