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Learn Like A Snail!
February 2, 2012
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Would you believe scientists have been using snails to study ways to learn? For snails, learning is better and lasts longer if it is not done all at once.

 

You kind of knew those crash study sessions before an exam were a bad idea, didn’t you? Studying a little bit every day is a better idea. You can tell your teacher you are learning to study like a snail:)

Learning is very complex, so studying a simpler animal, like a snail, can help scientists understand the process better.

STEM Challenge: How might you change the way you study to learn better?

Source: Laura Sanders. (2012, January 28.) Staggered lessons may boost recall. Training at irregular intervals improves memory in sea snails. Science News.

 

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