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False Memory Experiment

This is an interesting experiment that might challenge your view about memory being something like a video recording.  Here participants will "remember" something that they did not experience.  It works really well for children from late primary school onwards.  There are examples on the worksheet of how to extend...

Brain Speed Test

This is something we run in primary schools but it is also fun for older children.

You will need a laptop/computer with Internet connection and a tailor's tape measure that is at least as long as the arm length of anyone taking part in this.

Instructions are in the attached word document and  there...

Making a Difference to Professional Practice

The National STEM Learning Centre and Network supports the teaching and learning of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom, from primary level to post-16.

We enable educators and partner organisations to...

What Is Healthy? What Is Beautiful?

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing discusses fat as a class issue, as well as a feminist issue. Research shows that middle class families are more likely to be health-conscious eaters, and chances are the shops in their neighbourhoods offer a wider range of healthy food. The resource...

Do Models Need to Be Thin to Sell Moisturiser?

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at the effectiveness of advertising and whether it really is necessary for advertisers to use very thin models to sell their products.

Counter to this view, research shows that women are just as likely to buy a product if the model is of...

Fat is Not a Four-letter Word

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at how obesity is viewed by the general public and how the war on obesity could lead to discrimination on the grounds of a person's size and intolerance towards the over-weight. The briefing examines the possibly doubtful science that can colour...

This Sporting Life - and Questions to Think About

This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) school briefing looks at how middle class people take the need to exercise more personally than others. Although the need for exercise is generally recognised, research shows that more highly educated people are more likely to participate in regular exercise.

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Thanks for the Memory

In this activity, students investigate the three main types of memory - sensory, short-term and long-term. An explanation is given for each one and linked to a memory experiment. Students are also given five memory tasks to complete which include looking at factors that affect peoples' memories and ways in which to...

Performing Under Pressure

This resource looks at how people create strategies to help them cope with pressure and stressful situations such as performing in front of others or taking examinations. Psychologists have looked at how sportsmen and women cope with pressure to see if the strategies they use would also work for ordinary people. As...

Neuroscience and the Law

Produced by Debating Matters, this topic guide puts the neuroscience and the law debate in context, providing information, a reading list and weblinks. The resource encourages students to debate issues such as:
• Diminishing responsibility
• The limits of neuroscience
• A question of free will...

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