|Have you ever
wondered how your ears, tongue, eyes, and nose work? Have you
thought about how you can touch something and know what it was without
even seeing it? All of these questions deal with something we
call the five senses. Our five senses include sight, sound,
smell, touch, and taste. This page is designed to give you more
information about the five senses and how each of the senses works.
|1. Have you ever wondered
what our five
senses are used for? This web site gives examples of each of
the five senses and how we use them each day.
|2. Do you want to learn more about your senses? This web site has movies you can watch and quizzes you can take over each of the five senses.|
|3. Have you ever thought
about what allows us to see things? This is a great web site
for kids to learn about the sense of sight.
|4. This site tells you about
the four basis tastes. It also tells you about the different
parts of the tongue and how the tongue works so that we can taste our
|5. The five senses
and their basic functions are discussed here with Jay Jay the Jet Plane.
|6. This encyclopedia site
talks about how the tongue uses
taste buds to determine what something tastes like. It also talks
about the different parts of the tongue.
|7. Have you ever wondered
what the most sensitive parts of the body are? If so, this
web site answers this question and many other questions about the sense
|8. Did you know that your
nose is used to help you taste things? This web site talks about
the different parts of the nose and how each part works to produce a
|9. Have you ever wondered
how your brain decides what scent you are smelling? This site
shows how particles travel through the nose
and get to the brain.
|10. This site has excellent
pictures and detailed descriptions about the five senses. It also talks about how
the five senses all work together for us to survive.
Imagine that you are competing in a race. In order to cross the finish line first, you must successfully pass each challenge. Each of these challenges deals with your knowledge of the five senses. Before we begin, let's quickly review the web site about the five senses and then we'll be on our way. The challenges are tough but I'm sure that you'll be ready. So get your "sensing" shoes on and lets get started. On your mark, get set, GO!!
1. Have the students sit in a big circle and pick one student to sit in the center. Blindfold the student in the center and have one of the students in the circle call out the students' name. See if the student in the center can point to where the student that called their name is. See if they can guess which student called their name.
2. Go outside of the room and call each student out individually. Blindfold the student and have them taste an object and see if they can guess what the object is without seeing it, touching it, or smelling it.
3. Show the students an object and tell them to pay close attention to what the object looks like. After a minute, hide the object and see if the students can draw the object that they saw.
4. Get a paper bag and put different objects in it. See if the students can tell what the objects are without seeing them.
5. Go outside of the room and call each student out individually. Blindfold the student and have them smell something and see if they can guess what they are smelling without seeing it or touching it.
6. After the students complete each challenge, ask them to tell you which sense they were using during the challenge.
7. At the end of the lesson, have the students draw a picture of which body parts the five senses are involved with.
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