BUZZED:A CAFFEINATED EXPERIMENTTeam CaffeineAleena JacksonDaniela LinKristin Baker
PURPOSE (WHY?)   To test how caffeine affects consumers    by having them ingest energy drinks.Basically, we want to see...
BACKGROUND INFO Caffeine is one of the  most popular drugs in the world. The average American ingests 4  gallons of ener...
BACKGROUND INFO   Caffeine can be both    helpful and harmful    to the human body,    depending on how    much is ingest...
BACKROUND INFORMATION   Most energy drinks contain between    70 and 200 milligrams of caffeine.    Common drinks, such a...
QUESTION   Do major energy drinks    actually increase overall    performance and, if so,    which drink is the most    e...
HYPOTHESIS  If the effects of Red Bull,  Monster, and Rockstar energy drinks onthe performance of thirteen-year-old stude...
HYPOTHESIS   …students consuming the energy drinks, especially    Red Bull, will have a significantly greater    performa...
MATERIALS (1) Focus Test (1) Laptop or computer with Internet (1) Performance Test: 30-Meter Run (5) 16 oz cans of Red...
MATERIALS - (10) Test Subjects[5 male, 5 female, age 13] - (40) 8 oz foam cups - (1) Stopwatch
PROCEDURES Have  each of the test subjectstake the Focus Test. Record theirpercentage of the 6 Distractionrating.
PROCEDURES Have each of the test subjectsrun 30 meters. Record the time(in seconds) it takes for eachof them to complete ...
PROCEDURES Pour 8 oz of Red BullEnergy Drink into eachof ten foam cups. Haveeach test subject drinkone full cup.
PROCEDURES   Repeat Steps 1-3. Wait    24 hours before moving     on to step 5.
PROCEDURES   Pour 8 oz of Monster Energy    Drink into each of ten foam    cups. Have each test subject    drink one full...
PROCEDURES   Repeat Steps 1-3. Wait    24 hours before moving    on to step 7.
PROCEDURES   Pour 8 oz of Rockstar    Energy Drink into each    of ten foam cups. Have    each test subject drink    one ...
OBSERVATIONS- At the beginning of the testing,  the test subjects seemed tired  and unenthusiastic.- Students seemed more ...
OBSERVATIONS  -A few test subjects claimed to have been nauseous with bad vision after drinking their energy drink.-The st...
OBSERVATIONS The students drinking Rockstar had  higher scores on the focus test. Students drinking energy drinks  did b...
DATA
DATA
CONCLUSIONThe caffeine in the energy drinksonly affected the mental performanceof the test participants, and did impact th...
BIBLIOGRAPHY   Furgang, Adam. Carbonated Beverages: The    Incredibly Disgusting Story. New York: Rosen    Central, 2011....
BIBLIOGRAPHY   Tythan, Lily J.. "Recommended Caffeine    Dosage." Livestrong.com:The Limitless Potential of You.    Deman...
BIBLIOGRAPHY   . Wings When You Need Them. Red Bull GmbH. Web.    18 Jan 2013.    http://energydrink.redbull.com/products...
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  • Both the FDA and the AMA to consider 300 milligrams the maximum daily dose of caffeine.
  • Focus Test: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/06/07/technology/20100607-distraction-filtering-demo.html
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    1. 1. BUZZED:A CAFFEINATED EXPERIMENTTeam CaffeineAleena JacksonDaniela LinKristin Baker
    2. 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. 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. 4. BACKGROUND INFO Caffeine can be both helpful and harmful to the human body, depending on how much is ingested.
    5. 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. 6. QUESTION Do major energy drinks actually increase overall performance and, if so, which drink is the most effective?
    7. 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. 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. 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. 10. MATERIALS - (10) Test Subjects[5 male, 5 female, age 13] - (40) 8 oz foam cups - (1) Stopwatch
    11. 11. PROCEDURES Have each of the test subjectstake the Focus Test. Record theirpercentage of the 6 Distractionrating.
    12. 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. 13. PROCEDURES Pour 8 oz of Red BullEnergy Drink into eachof ten foam cups. Haveeach test subject drinkone full cup.
    14. 14. PROCEDURES Repeat Steps 1-3. Wait 24 hours before moving on to step 5.
    15. 15. PROCEDURES Pour 8 oz of Monster Energy Drink into each of ten foam cups. Have each test subject drink one full cup.
    16. 16. PROCEDURES Repeat Steps 1-3. Wait 24 hours before moving on to step 7.
    17. 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. 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. 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. 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. 21. DATA
    22. 22. DATA
    23. 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.
    24. 24. BIBLIOGRAPHY Furgang, Adam. Carbonated Beverages: The Incredibly Disgusting Story. New York: Rosen Central, 2011. Print. . Energy Fiend. Caffeine Database and Site. Web. 17 Jan 2013. <http://www.energyfiend.com/ >. Brain, Marshall, Charles W. Bryant and Matt Cunningham. How Caffeine Works. 01 April 2000. HowStuffWorks.com. <http://www.howstuffworks.com/caffeine.htm> 17 January 2013
    25. 25. BIBLIOGRAPHY Tythan, Lily J.. "Recommended Caffeine Dosage." Livestrong.com:The 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. <http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/0012429 89766321>. Owen , Daniel, and Alex Lopez-Ortiz. Coffee and Caffeine FAQ. N.p., 15 Jan 2006. Web. 18 Jan 2013. <8)http://coffeefaq.com/site/node/25 >.
    26. 26. BIBLIOGRAPHY . Wings When You Need Them. Red Bull GmbH. Web. 18 Jan 2013. http://energydrink.redbull.com/products/red-bull-energy- drink . Minerd, Jeff. "High Caffeine Pop from Energy Drinks Revealed." medpage Today. N.p., 15 Mar 2006. Web. 18 Jan 2013.<http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/Diet Nutrition/2865>. . "Caffeine: How much is too much?." Mayo Clinic. N.p.. Web. 18 Jan 2013. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/NU00600> N.d. n.p. Web. 13 Feb 2013. <http://www.outofhoursadmin.ie/page/9/?author=0>. N.d. n.p. Web. 13 Feb 2013. <http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/15/1194451/en ergy-drinks-dangerous/?mobile=nc>.
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