K-1: The Senses
Ask students, What comes next, over the skull? Give each student a copy of the “Head” page and ask the class where it might belong. Students will discover that it fits right over the skull. Next, have each student color the face to match his/her own features, as much as possible. Have them tape it into place.
Have students examine their final layer, the face and external features. Lead a class discussion of what they know about each sensory organ. Ask, What do your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin tell you about the world?
Refer to the life-sized student outline created earlier. Show students a copy of “Brain Diagram 2,” and ask where on the outline it should be located. Cut out the brain and tape it appropriately inside the head on the drawing.
Explain that students will learn more about how each sensory organ communicates with the brain to help us understand what is happening around us.
- Tharp, B., Vu, M., Mock, D., Burnett, C., and Moreno, N. (2015). K-1: The Senses Teacher’s Guide. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. All rights reserved. ISBN: 978-1-888997-87-3
- Illustration by M.S. Young © Baylor College of Medicine.
- Photo © Maureen Rigdon. Licensed for use.
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Funded by the following grant(s)
National Institutes of Health: Blueprint for Neuroscience Education, National Institute on Drug Abuse and Science Education Partnership Award program, Office of the Director, Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs.
The Learning Brain: Interactive Inquiry for Teachers and Students
Grant Number: RD25DA033006