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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...

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...

Vigilance Behaviour in Barnacle Geese

This resource looks at the vigilance behaviour of barnacle geese grazing in winter. Throughout the winter young geese learn where best to feed and how to survive by foraging with their family groups. When an individual is foraging it has to balance the risk of feeding with the risk of possible predation. Gathering...

Tim Peake's Food Likes

As part of the The Great British Space Dinner competition, celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, asks astronaut Tim Peake about what foods he likes to eat. Tim talks about how it is also important psychologically, as well as nutritionally, to eat good food in space. Tim also explains that having some British food...

The Human Machine

This booklet provides a number of practical experiments investigating tissues, organs and organ systems, including how the mind controls the body, psychology and ergonomics.

Curriculum links include, respiratory system, circulatory system, behaviour, nervous system.

The experiments are:
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