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Hands-on Activity

Fifth Sense

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Summary
In this activity, students will explore the five senses by performing a variety of activities.
Overview
Topic: The Senses
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of how the human body uses multiple sources of information to make decisions.
  • An exploration of the sensitivity of different areas to touch.
  • An exploration of the link between the taste of a food and the senses of taste and smell.
  • An exploration of the ability of the brain to judge the source of a sound based on which ear the sound gets to first.
  • An exploration of the limits of peripheral vision.
Objective
Students will identify that the human brain uses many sources of information to understand and react to the surroundings.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 5 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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