First Name: Sirius
Age: 9
Experiment Title: Muscle Memory
What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.: I was hoping to learn how muscle memory works.
What was your hypothesis?: That I would keep going after I did the thing in the doorway.
What materials did you use in your experiment? List them all.: Tight Doorway.
What procedure was followed? Provide a brief description of the steps you followed during your experiment.: I put my hands up against the sides of the doorframe and pushed for thirty seconds. Then, I put my hands down and pushed up a little bit.
What were the results of your experiment?: After the little push, my hands continued to rise up- muscle memory! It felt really cool.
What is your conclusion after conducting the experiment? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect?: The muscle memory worked. My hypothesis was correct.
Spend a few minutes learning about the scientific principles involved in your experiment. Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned and how it relates to your experiment.: Doing something continuously makes your brain send out instructions repeatedly to your muscles. It sends the messages through neurons- nerve cells. The official medical term for this is neuromuscular facilitation. It is very hard to pronounce, so don’t even try.
Lab Report: Muscle Memory