The Effects of Gender Identity on Short Term Memory
Memory is a fascinating concept. Ree and her daughter over at The Pioneer Woman wondered if gender had anything to do with memory - whether a male, looking at male-specific objects on a poster remembered them with more frequency than a poster of female-specific objects, and vice versa. Together the duo designed an experiment that would be a perfect exploration for upper elementary/early middle school students (grades 5 and 6).
The great thing about this project is that the set-up is simple - all you need is a poster of male-specific images and a poster of female-specific images, as well as willing test subjects. No expensive kits. No bulky equipment. Just various items that can be created at home.
For a complete write-up of the project - the hypothesis, procedure, conclusions, etc. - be sure to visit The Pioneer Woman!