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How To Remember Things - Psychology Experiments for Kids

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Channel: The Royal Institution
Categories: Psychology  
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Learn a trick to memorise more objects than you thought possible in this fun psychology activity for kids. Download the info sheet here:
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Kat and her son Max investigate the psychology of memory. By playing a memory game, trying to remember 10 random objects in different ways, they explore how our brains work. Do some techniques work better for memorising things than others? Sam comes up with his own ideas of how to remember the objects, and finally creates a silly story to help cement the list in his mind.

These sorts of games are a great way to get children thinking like psychologists, and considering how their brains work.

This series of ExpeRimental is supported by the British Psychological Society.

ExpeRimental, brought to you by the Royal Institution of Great Britain, is a series of free short films that make it fun, easy and cheap to do science at home with children aged 4 to 10. Our films give you lots of ideas for kids' activities that will help you explore the world around you, question and experiment together. We'll show you how to do the activity and how to make sure adults and children get the most out of it. Why not have a go and then tell us what you think on our Facebook page?

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