Senses


General

Seeing, Hearing and Smelling - from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. An introduction to the senses; also available for download in PDF file (3119kb)

Senses: How do we perceive the world around us? - movies, games and quizzes from BrainPop

Five Senses - from Southwest Education Development Laboratory. Lesson plans and teaching notes

Good Senses - a lesson plan from Discovery School.com

The Incredible Human Body: The Five Senses - a lesson plan from Discovery School.com

Ten Activities for Teaching the Five Senses - lesson plan containing ten activities from Education World

Preschool Five Senses Activity Theme - from Preschool Activity Themes. Lesson plans and ideas for exploring the five senses of touch, sight, smell, taste and sound. During this theme, children identify, compare and classify items as they investigate the world around them. This Preschool Rainbow 5 Senses Theme is selected by the SciLinks program, a service of the National Science Teachers Association.

Monster Fun - Learning the Five Senses - a lesson plan based on the book Brave Little Monster. For Pre-K to 2nd grade elementary

Come to Your Senses - a ThinkQuest student project

The Senses - from Neuroscience for Kids, University of Washington. Activities and lesson plans

My Body - includes ears, eyes, nose, tongue and skin, from Kids Health

Primary Science Lessons - including Senses, from University of Queensland. For Year 1

Seeing

Sight and light - a lesson plan for Grade 6-8, from DiscoverySchool.com

The Joy of Visual Perception - an online book with chapters on illusions, perception, colour blindness and more

Light walk - from Exploratorium. Web resource of artist Bob Miller's "Light Walk" at the Exploratorium is always an eye-opening expereience for students and teachers alike. His unique discoveries will change the way you look at light, shadow, and images.

Glasses and Contact Lenses - from Kids Health

Hearing

Sound - from Bethune Academy, Grade 5

The Ear - background information, lesson plan, experiment and quiz from Neuroscience for Kids, University of Washington

Auslan Signbank - Australian Sign Language, registration is free. Auslan Signbank is a language resources site for Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia.

Smelling

The Nose Knows - background information, lesson plan, experiment and quiz from Neuroscience for Kids, University of Washington

Tasting

That's Tasty - background information, lesson plan, experiment and quiz from Neuroscience for Kids, University of Washington

Taste Zones - from Teachers Net. A lesson plan dealing with tastebuds

Title - Terrific Taste Buds using Jelly Bellies! - from Lesson Plans pages

Feeling

Touching - from Franklin Institute Online. An introduction to the sense of touch

The Feely Box - An observation activity - how to make a Feely Box (pdf, 39kb)




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