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Description Often, people use their five basic senses — sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell — without thinking about it. In this lesson, students explore the connection between these senses and the brain by exercising each sense in short experiments.
Type of Resource Lesson Plan, Short Movies, Study Guide, Tutorial
Format Portable Document Format - PDF
Janet Dubinsky, University of Minnesota
Development Date October 28, 2008
Grade/Age Levels Primary Elementary (Grades K-2)
Intermediate elementary (Grades 3-5)
National Science
Educational Standards
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-12), Evidence, models, and explanation (K-12), Form and function (K-12), Organisms and environments (K-4), Structure and function in living systems (5-8), Systems, order, and organization (K-12), Understandings about scientific inquiry (K-12)
Learning Time 2-3 hours
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By LifeSciTRC Board
Review Date June 20, 2012
Funding Source NIH-SEPA Program
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This is a great activity to allow students to test their own 5 senses and how they interact with each other.
Jessica Dominguez Rieg, San Diego Miramar College