Science Project Summary:

Age and memory

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Difficulty: Intermediate 6
Cost ($): 20
Time required: < 1 day
1 hour to prepare, 2 hours for the science project experiment
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Required Skills: None
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Abstract:
This science fair project was performed to ascertain if age affects the ability of a person to learn and remember. The science project experiment involved showing flash cards to 10- year old children and adults between the age of 30 and 40.
Procedure preview:
1. For this science fair project, the independent variable is the age of the participants – child or adult. The dependent variable is the ability of the participant to remember the contents of the flash cards. This is determined by asking the participant to write down what he saw on the flash card. The constants (control variables) are the duration of time for which they are allowed to look at the flash cards and the number of flash cards used. 2. One set of flash cards containing 20 cards is used in this experiment. 3. The 20 children and 20 .....