ERIC Number: ED382381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
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Color and Light Effects on Learning.
Grangaard, Ellen Mannel
This study examined the effects of color and light on the learning of eleven 6-year-old elementary school students. The students were videotaped to identify off-task behaviors and had their blood pressure measured while in a standard classroom with white walls and cool-white fluorescent lights, as well as in a classroom with light blue walls and full-spectrum Duro-test Vita-lite lights. The study found that the students accumulated a total of 390 off-task behaviors in the standard classroom compared to 310 in the modified classroom, a decrease of 22 percent. It also found that students' mean blood pressure readings were nine percent lower in the modified classroom when compared to their readings in the standard classroom. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blood Pressure
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Childhood Education International Study Conference and Exhibition (Washington, DC, April 12-15, 1995).