An experiment in psychic power | Mr Whellan’s science

I pulled one of my favourite lessons this week for Year 7 and Year 9 – The Zener card experiment. If you are not aware of Zener cards, they are set of five symbols drawn on cards that are used in a classic ESP experiment.It’s the test used by Dr Venkman at the start of the 1984 historical documentary Ghostbusters. Essentially, one person (the experimentor) selects one of the cards at unseen at random and the other person (experimentee as I shall call them, because why not) attempts to use psychic powers in order to guess what is on the card. The reason I like this lesson in particular is that…

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