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Does Color Affect Memory?

Does Color Affect Memory? | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
In this experiment, we will be testing if colored words are remembered better than black and white words. We will have a group of kids look at a list of words for two minutes, then have them come back an hour later to see if they can remember the words.


The hypothesis is that the colored words will be remembered better than those in black and white.

Method & Materials

You will gather a group of kids, give them a list of words to look at for two minutes, then have them come back an hour later to see if they can remember the words.
You will need a group of kids, a list of words, pencils, desks, and answer sheets.


The results of the experiment showed that both boys and girls remembered colored words better than black and white words. The boys remembered more words than the girls, regardless of color.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it tests the effect of color on memory retention.

Also Consider

Variations to consider include testing different colors, tones, and pictures. Also, testing different time intervals between list viewing.

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