Super Memory

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In this activity (pages 26-29 of the PDF), learners investigate how they can develop super memories by using mnemonic devices. In the first part of the activity, learners use mnemonic devices to memorize a group of random objects. In the second part, learners use mnemonic devices to memorize a phone number.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • 20 small, common objects
  • 1 towel
  • timer
  • pens or pencils and paper
  • something to cover up the writing on the blackboard


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
  • Mathematics
    • Number and Operations


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Word Text


  • All rights reserved, Pfizer Inc., 2001

Funding Source:

  • Pfizer Inc.