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Observation

The results show that the students who were asked to highlight what they read performed only slightly better in the test.
 

Essay condition Effect of highlighting on test results (%)
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
No highlights 67 72 64 81 76 58 77 83 75 65
With highlights 66 73 67 78 77 61 78 81 77 67
Own highlights 71 75 69 83 81 65 81 85 79 72

The above results were then plotted onto a graph, as shown below.

Highlighting and Memory Science Fair Project

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Complexity level:
3
Project cost ($):
20
Time required:
1 day for preparation, 3 days for experiment
Material availability:
Easily found at a bookstore or supermarket
Safety concerns:

None