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Learning & Memory

Using brain science to understand how memories are stored in the brain, helping students improve their exam prep and adopt the best techniques for revision. Now that's smart revision. 


If there is one thing that teachers and students can agree on, it’s that revision is hard! But what are the best techniques for revision and how do they actually work? By learning about learning (metacognition in classroom contexts) students can apply smart revision techniques, making exam prep that little bit easier. We break down the science of learning in the brain to explain what's really going on- starting from what is a neuron and how do neurons communicate. By doing this, we put the tips for revising into context, grounded by real science. We believe that by explaining how these techniques for revision work, your students will be more likely to apply them and reap the benefit. Our learning and memory shows and workshops for schools help students:

Braintastic! Science banner graphic with Briony the brain: Understand the basics of learning and memory in the brain and nervous system. Learn how to transfer knowledge from short to long term memory. Use memory games and science based tips and tricks to boost learning. Discover the best techniques to revise efficiently and effectively!

Find out what happens when we learn and how are memories stored in the brain, through memory games, quizzes and interactive activities for the whole audience. By learning about learning students can make the most of their memories and improve exam prep with smart revision techniques.

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Spectacular Science Shows & Workshops

Our science shows and workshops are highly interactive, engaging and great fun - yes, even the ones sharing smart revision techniques! They are delivered by expert presenters, with plenty of time for Q&A. The memory shows work well as headline events for whole year groups, perhaps as part of an exam prep drop down day, packed with spectacular science, fun experiments and loads of demos about our amazing brains. Our Rethinking Revision workshop is designed for smaller groups and allows everyone to get hands-on, developing their own plan incorporating science-based techniques for revision. The sessions also work perfectly together, with the workshop building on what students learn in the show.

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By understanding what's actually going on in their amazing brains, learning about learning, students can improve their exam prep. We share science backed tips to revise smarter and encourage students to use effective revision techniques.

Rethinking Revision Workshop
Versions for Ages 11-16 | KS3, KS4

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Discover how the brain changes when we learn new things in this interactive science show for schools. Through a series of memory games and quizzes, we explore how memories are stored in the brain, and cover tips and tricks for making the most of their memories.


This interactive game show uses demos, experiments and quizzes to show how our brains trick us into making irrational decisions every day. The audience will learn to navigate the quirks of their brains and identify unconscious biases to make smarter choices

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Learning and Memory Lesson Plan

Help your students use the best techniques for revision by learning about learning and what actually happens in the brain, boosting recall and retention. 


Through a series of small group activities we explain how memories are stored in the brain and share 10 smart revision techniques based on neuroscience.

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