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Buzzed:A Caffeinated Experiment


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  • Both the FDA and the AMA to consider 300 milligrams the maximum daily dose of caffeine.
  • Focus Test:
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    • 1. BUZZED:A CAFFEINATED EXPERIMENTTeam CaffeineAleena JacksonDaniela LinKristin Baker
    • 2. PURPOSE (WHY?) To test how caffeine affects consumers by having them ingest energy drinks.Basically, we want to see ifthe energy drinks live up tothe expectations promised to the consumers.
    • 3. BACKGROUND INFO Caffeine is one of the most popular drugs in the world. The average American ingests 4 gallons of energy drinks a year. Over eighty-five percent of Americans overuse doses of caffeine every day.
    • 4. BACKGROUND INFO Caffeine can be both helpful and harmful to the human body, depending on how much is ingested.
    • 5. BACKROUND INFORMATION Most energy drinks contain between 70 and 200 milligrams of caffeine. Common drinks, such as Monster Energy, RockStar Energy, and Red Bull, have around 160 milligrams.
    • 6. QUESTION Do major energy drinks actually increase overall performance and, if so, which drink is the most effective?
    • 7. HYPOTHESIS If the effects of Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar energy drinks onthe performance of thirteen-year-old students are compared to students without the beverages, then…
    • 8. HYPOTHESIS …students consuming the energy drinks, especially Red Bull, will have a significantly greater performance than students without the drinks, and students drinking Monster or Rockstar.
    • 9. MATERIALS (1) Focus Test (1) Laptop or computer with Internet (1) Performance Test: 30-Meter Run (5) 16 oz cans of Red Bull Energy Drink (5) 16 oz cans of Monster Energy Drink (5) 16 oz cans of Rockstar Energy Drink
    • 10. MATERIALS - (10) Test Subjects[5 male, 5 female, age 13] - (40) 8 oz foam cups - (1) Stopwatch
    • 11. PROCEDURES Have each of the test subjectstake the Focus Test. Record theirpercentage of the 6 Distractionrating.
    • 12. PROCEDURES Have each of the test subjectsrun 30 meters. Record the time(in seconds) it takes for eachof them to complete the run.
    • 13. PROCEDURES Pour 8 oz of Red BullEnergy Drink into eachof ten foam cups. Haveeach test subject drinkone full cup.
    • 14. PROCEDURES Repeat Steps 1-3. Wait 24 hours before moving on to step 5.
    • 15. PROCEDURES Pour 8 oz of Monster Energy Drink into each of ten foam cups. Have each test subject drink one full cup.
    • 16. PROCEDURES Repeat Steps 1-3. Wait 24 hours before moving on to step 7.
    • 17. PROCEDURES Pour 8 oz of Rockstar Energy Drink into each of ten foam cups. Have each test subject drink one full cup. Repeat steps 1-3.
    • 18. OBSERVATIONS- At the beginning of the testing, the test subjects seemed tired and unenthusiastic.- Students seemed more excited by having the drinks than by actually drinking them.
    • 19. OBSERVATIONS -A few test subjects claimed to have been nauseous with bad vision after drinking their energy drink.-The student’s results for the second test were extremely close to one another.
    • 20. OBSERVATIONS The students drinking Rockstar had higher scores on the focus test. Students drinking energy drinks did better on the focus test than those without.
    • 21. DATA
    • 22. DATA
    • 23. CONCLUSIONThe caffeine in the energy drinksonly affected the mental performanceof the test participants, and did impact their physical performance.The hypothesis was not supported bythe data.
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    • 25. BIBLIOGRAPHY Tythan, Lily J.. "Recommended Caffeine Dosage." Limitless Potential of You. Demand Media, 07 Aug 2011. Web. 17 Jan 2013. . "Red Bull Energy Drink." Red Bull USA. Red Bull,Inc. Web. 17 Jan 2013. < 89766321>. Owen , Daniel, and Alex Lopez-Ortiz. Coffee and Caffeine FAQ. N.p., 15 Jan 2006. Web. 18 Jan 2013. <8) >.
    • 26. BIBLIOGRAPHY . Wings When You Need Them. Red Bull GmbH. Web. 18 Jan 2013. drink . Minerd, Jeff. "High Caffeine Pop from Energy Drinks Revealed." medpage Today. N.p., 15 Mar 2006. Web. 18 Jan 2013.< Nutrition/2865>. . "Caffeine: How much is too much?." Mayo Clinic. N.p.. Web. 18 Jan 2013. <> N.d. n.p. Web. 13 Feb 2013. <>. N.d. n.p. Web. 13 Feb 2013. < ergy-drinks-dangerous/?mobile=nc>.