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Color and Memory: A Science Project

Color and Memory: A Science Project | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered if coloring flash cards can help you remember better? In this science project, you'll find out if coloring flash cards can help you remember better.


The hypothesis is that coloring flash cards will not help to improve memory retention and recall.

Method & Materials

You will have 10 participants look at four sets of 20 flash cards each, colored with different colors. After looking at each card for 10 seconds, they will have 10 minutes to recall what they saw and write it down.
You will need 10 participants, 80 flash cards, 4 crayons, 40 sheets of paper, 10 pens, and a stopwatch.


The results showed that there was no significant difference in memory retention for any of the four sets of colored cards. This proves that the hypothesis is true, and coloring flash cards does not help to improve memory retention and recall.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it tests a common belief that coloring can help with memory retention.

Also Consider

Experiment variations include using colored words instead of pictures, and using naturally colored photos.

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