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My experiment<br />By James <br />
Aim<br />To see if some types of chewing gum affect human memory.<br />My hypothesis is that chewing gum does improve memo...
Equipment <br />3 types of chewing gum , two box’s of 5 gum (watermelon flavour), two box’s of extra gum (peppermint flavo...
Method<br />1.show  a 7 digit number to one of the groups of 5 people for 10 seconds then show the other group a different...
Results<br />The number on the right of the backslash is the people & on the left is how many people guessed correctly .<b...
Graph<br />This is a graph of my results<br />http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/<br />
Discussion<br />I chose this experiment because I wanted to know if chewing gum improves  short term memory.  I wonder abo...
conclusion<br />      In conclusion , chewing gum does improve short term memory Because Chewing gum raises the heart beat...
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My science report(james)

  1. 1. My experiment<br />By James <br />
  2. 2. Aim<br />To see if some types of chewing gum affect human memory.<br />My hypothesis is that chewing gum does improve memory. <br /> It Is believed that hormones released in the body when chewing gum are the same hormones that effect memory<br />Japanese researchers showed that brain activity in the hippocampus (an area important for memory in the brain), increases while people chew - but it is not clear why.<br />http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2039-chewing-gum-improves-memory.html<br />
  3. 3. Equipment <br />3 types of chewing gum , two box’s of 5 gum (watermelon flavour), two box’s of extra gum (peppermint flavour), & two box’s hubba bubba ( strawberry flavour)<br />2 groups of 5 people from grade 5/6, 5 people who like chewing gum and have it all the time and 5 people who don’t have so often<br />twelve 7 digit numbers( random number) and make sure no one sees<br />
  4. 4. Method<br />1.show a 7 digit number to one of the groups of 5 people for 10 seconds then show the other group a different number<br />2. then give them the hubba bubba gum, 1 piece only to everyone from both groups <br />3. Let them chew for 15 minutes<br />4. after that, wait another 15 minutes<br />5. after that ask them wether they can remember and record it in a journal <br />6. do the experiment without chewing gum but just ask them after the first 15 minutes. And then do it with 5 gum then without then Extra gum then without.<br />
  5. 5. Results<br />The number on the right of the backslash is the people & on the left is how many people guessed correctly .<br />
  6. 6. Graph<br />This is a graph of my results<br />http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/<br />
  7. 7. Discussion<br />I chose this experiment because I wanted to know if chewing gum improves short term memory. I wonder about the effects of chewing gum on the recall part of the brain. <br />This experiment took 4-5 weeks, the cost of the chewing gum was $9. I had a few small difficulties in the experiment like <br /> when the people I needed were away <br />the first experiment was miss timed. <br />Next time I won’t have the two groups and I will have more people and do the experiment more than once and try it on different age groups.<br />
  8. 8. conclusion<br /> In conclusion , chewing gum does improve short term memory Because Chewing gum raises the heart beat by around 3 BPM, increasing blood flow in the upper part area of the brain, which could explain the improvement in such brain activity.<br />http://www.psychologistworld.com/memory/chewing_gum.php<br />

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