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Does Writing Things Down Really Make It Easier To Remember Later?
Does Writing Things Down Really Make It Easier To Remember Later?
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Does Writing Things Down Really Make It Easier To Remember Later?
Learn whether writing things down really makes things easier to remember.
4th grade
Social studies
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Do Pianists Type Faster Than Non-Pianists?
Do Pianists Type Faster Than Non-Pianists?
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Do Pianists Type Faster Than Non-Pianists?
Explore whether pianists have the tendency to type faster than non-pianists.
Social studies
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Are People Who Wear Glasses More Academically Talented?
Are People Who Wear Glasses More Academically Talented?
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Are People Who Wear Glasses More Academically Talented?
Test the idea that people who wear glasses tend to be more educated. True or false?
Social studies
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I Want That! Evaluating the Influence of Advertisements
I Want That! Evaluating the Influence of Advertisements
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I Want That! Evaluating the Influence of Advertisements
Evaluate if people are more influenced by video or audio advertising.
Social studies
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Hot Finger: Experimenting with Biofeedback
Hot Finger: Experimenting with Biofeedback
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Hot Finger: Experimenting with Biofeedback
Evaluate whether people can raise the temperature of their finger using the power of their thoughts.
Social studies
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Evaluating the Influence of Birth Order on Personality
Evaluating the Influence of Birth Order on Personality
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Evaluating the Influence of Birth Order on Personality
Evaluate whether birth order influences personality.
Social studies
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Do Women Have a Better Sense of Smell?
Do Women Have a Better Sense of Smell?
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Do Women Have a Better Sense of Smell?
Determine if gender affects the ability to identify different smells.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Do Men and Women Really See Things Differently?
Do Men and Women Really See Things Differently?
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Do Men and Women Really See Things Differently?
Evaluate gender differences in processing visual information.
Social studies
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Girl Toys and Boy Toys: Evaluating Kids at Play
Girl Toys and Boy Toys: Evaluating Kids at Play
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Girl Toys and Boy Toys: Evaluating Kids at Play
The objective of this sociologically-inclined experiment is to evaluate whether kids' toy preferences are hardwired or develop as they grow.
Social studies
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Can Magnets Help Heal Injuries?
Can Magnets Help Heal Injuries?
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Can Magnets Help Heal Injuries?
Test whether spot magnets can help improve the symptoms of an injury.
Social studies
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Think Fast! Do Lefties Have an Advantage?
Think Fast! Do Lefties Have an Advantage?
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Think Fast! Do Lefties Have an Advantage?
Determine if left-handed people have faster response times.
Social studies
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How Powerful is the Placebo Effect?
How Powerful is the Placebo Effect?
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How Powerful is the Placebo Effect?
Test the placebo effect in different groups of people.
Social studies
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Ouch! Evaluating Tricks to Help Ease Pain
Ouch! Evaluating Tricks to Help Ease Pain
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Ouch! Evaluating Tricks to Help Ease Pain
Evaluate the efficacy of different pain management techniques.
Social studies
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Do humans understand values greater than three?
Do humans understand values greater than three?
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Do humans understand values greater than three?
This project examines whether humans can intuitively grasp numeric values greater than three.
Social studies
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Does Family Size Affect Self-Worth?
Does Family Size Affect Self-Worth?
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Does Family Size Affect Self-Worth?
This experiment uses Rosenberg's Self Esteem Scale to evaluate if there is a correlation between family size and self esteem.
Social studies
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Evaluating Gender Differences in Sound Perception
Evaluating Gender Differences in Sound Perception
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Evaluating Gender Differences in Sound Perception
This experiment investigates whether there are certain sounds that affect men and women differently
Social studies
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Does Name Influence Personality?
Does Name Influence Personality?
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Does Name Influence Personality?
This experiment uses personality assessments to evaluate if certain personality traits are more common in people with unusual first names.
Social studies
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Evaluating Social Mimicry
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Evaluating Social Mimicry
This science fair project evaluates the suggestibility of males versus females in copying the actions of those around them.
Social studies
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Does Watching Television Before Bed Affect Sleep Quality?
Does Watching Television Before Bed Affect Sleep Quality?
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Does Watching Television Before Bed Affect Sleep Quality?
This experiment uses sleep assessment questionnaires to evaluate if television affects sleep quality.
Social studies
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Using Statistics to Predict Relationship Success or Failure
Using Statistics to Predict Relationship Success or Failure
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Using Statistics to Predict Relationship Success or Failure
Students identify variables that affect the duration of high school romances and analyze data to predict the success or failure of ongoing relationships.
Social studies
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Investigating Beauty with the Golden Ratio
Investigating Beauty with the Golden Ratio
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Investigating Beauty with the Golden Ratio
In this project students learn about the golden ratio and investigate if it can be used to predict people's assessment of beauty in others.
Social studies
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Can Music Give You Energy?
Can Music Give You Energy?
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Can Music Give You Energy?
This project will explore whether music influences physical endurance.
Social studies
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Reward or Punishment: Which is the Better Motivator?
Reward or Punishment: Which is the Better Motivator?
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Reward or Punishment: Which is the Better Motivator?
This experiment will investigate whether reward or punishment is more apt to motivate people.
Social studies
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Are We Susceptible to Suggestions of Humor and Sorrow?
Are We Susceptible to Suggestions of Humor and Sorrow?
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Are We Susceptible to Suggestions of Humor and Sorrow?
This project will explore whether people are emotionally susceptible to suggestions of both humor and sorrow.
Social studies
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Does Chewing Gum Help You Concentrate?
Does Chewing Gum Help You Concentrate?
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Does Chewing Gum Help You Concentrate?
This project investigates whether chewing gum can help a majority of people with focus and concentration.
Social studies
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Social Studies Resources

Social studies is the study of the social sciences, humanities and history, and has the primary purpose of helping young people make informed decisions as citizens of a democratic society. It teaches young kids how our society functions by studying its history and applying those lessons to current events. With our resources and tools, make history come alive for students and spark their interest in civic issues.

Social Studies 101

Social Studies covers a broad area of study, drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion and sociology. It is defined by the American National Council for Social Studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence."

The goal is to give students knowledge about the world, nation and society around them so they can make informed decisions about civic issues that affect them and their families, especially as they grow older. Ultimately, Social Studies is the study of people, from members of our family to people who live on the other side of world. It includes people living now, those who lived in the past and those who will live in the future.

Since people are a complex subject, an integrated study is necessary to give children as full a picture of humanity as possible. History and geography serve as the anchor, supported by other social sciences (psychology, philosophy, sociology, etc.) and the humanities (literature, the performing arts, and the visual arts).

There are approximately 10 fields of study that students learn in elementary and high school.
  • Time, Continuity and Change
  • People, Places and Environments
  • Individual Development and Identity
  • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
  • Power, Authority, and Governance
  • Production, Distribution, and Consumption
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Global Connections
  • Civic Ideals and Practices
Children are naturally attracted to Social Studies because they are curious about themselves and others. Give them a head start with our tools and resources and they’ll be on their way to becoming informed citizens.