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Memorizing with Rhyme and Rhythm

Memorizing with Rhyme and Rhythm | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Do you ever have trouble remembering things? We're going to find out if poems with rhythm and rhyme help us remember better than poems without them.


The hypothesis is that poems with rhythm and rhyme are easier to learn than those written without.

Method & Materials

You will write two poems, one with rhythm and/or rhyme and one without, and have 12 classmates memorize them.
You will need paper, pencils, and 12 classmates.


The results of the experiment showed that poems with rhyme and rhythm were easier to learn than those written without. It was amazing that these small changes helped improve memory.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how the brain uses different formats of representation to remember things.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include testing different types of mnemonics, such as acronyms and acrostics, and testing different types of poems, such as haikus and limericks.

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