How accurate is human’s memory in memorizing color, suit and number of the cards? (1 Images)

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How accurate is human’s memory in memorizing color, suit and number of the cards?

Purpose

          There are many things students have to remember throughout the day but how accurate is their memory in memorizing information. Students will be given cards to test out how much information of the cards they can memorize in a time limit . They will be tested on the color, suit, and the number of the card.

Background

           This project looks at how accurate student memory is in memorizing information. Students will be tested on how much information of the cards they can memorize within 30 seconds. They will be tested on color, suit, and number of the cards. For each category they will have to wait certain amount of time before the can recall information.

Hypothesis

        The Hypothesis is that students will be able to memorize the color of the cards more than the suits or number. this is because color catches the attention of the eye more. For example if a group of people all wore black and one person wears yellow you can easily tell who wore yellow.

Materials

  • 36 cards all together (12 number, 12 suits, 12 color)
  • Timer           

 

Methods

  1. Put down 12 random cards in 2 rows, each row with 6 cards.
  2. Memorize the order of the suits of the cards within 30 seconds.
  3. For the first test look away and write down the order of the suits of the cards immediately, give them as much time they had like to write down information.
  4. Repeat step 1 & 2, wait for 1 minute and write down the order of the suits of the cards.
  5. Repeat step 1 & 2 again, wait for 2 minute and write down the order of the suits of the cards.
  6. Record down the accuracy of the Suit order for all the test.
  7. Repeat step 1-6 for number and color of the card.

What do you think?