K-1: The Senses
Give each student a copy of the “Children’s Activities” page. Explain that they will match the picture of each activity to the area of the brain that controls that activity.
Instruct students to look at all of the images, and select the activities they think are related to the thinking part of the brain (reading, writing, speaking, seeing and painting). Discuss students’ choices, making certain that students understand that each brain part has specific functions. Have students color the bottom section of each “thinking” picture red.
Have students cut out all the pictures. They should glue or tape pictures with a red band near the cerebrum (also colored red) on their brain diagram.
Note: See slide 10 for the answer key.
Keywords: brain | brain stem | central nervous system | cerebellum | cerebrum | five senses | senses
- 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
- Illustrations: Breathing, dancing, reading, seeing, sneezing, walking, writing © Iimages; coughing © Lorelyn Medina; painting © Jane Guothova; skating, swimming © Donggu Cho; speaking © Stockshoppe. 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