Word Detective

Word Detective is our new citizen science project. We’re inviting people to participate in our new online experiment. We’re especially keen for 5-16 year olds to participate, but everyone is welcome to join. With the help of our volunteers, we will collect data about 1000s of English words from 1000s of Word Detectives. This will reveal which words children of each age know and our analyses will uncover why some words are easier or harder to learn than others.

The experiment takes only a few minutes. Keep going to the end to receive your Word Detective certificate! Each time you play you’ll see a different set of words so please feel free to participate as many times as you like.

Follow this link to become a Word Detective!

Further information for parents and teachers is located here.