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Exercise and Memory: A Science Project

Exercise and Memory: A Science Project | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Do you want to know if exercise can help you remember better? In this science project, you'll find out if physical activity can help you remember more than if you just read a book.


The hypothesis is that students will have better memory performance after they perform various types of exercise.

Method & Materials

You will divide the participants into two teams: Exercise and Board Game. Then, you will have them memorize a set of items, do their respective activities, and then memorize a second set of items.
You will need 40 small household objects, paper, a tablecloth, storybooks, a timer, a table, and 3 dodgeballs.


The results of this experiment showed that the participants who exercised had better memory performance than those who read books. One observation that stood out was that the participants who exercised remembered more items than those who read books.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows that physical activity can help improve memory performance, even if you are not an athlete.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include testing different types of exercise, such as running or jumping jacks, or testing different types of activities, such as playing a board game or solving puzzles.

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