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Students explore the sense of taste. In this biology lesson plan, students consider 4 types of tastes, recognize the papillae or receptors on the tongue, and locate and label the different taste sense organs on the tongue.
First graders identify the four taste sensations: salty, sweet, sour and bitter. They recognize the papillae or receptors on the tongue and locate and label the different taste sense organs on the tongue.
Students explore their 5 senses. In this 5 senses lesson, students participate in activities that require them to use the senses of smell, touch, hearing, taste, and sight.
Students explore their five senses. They watch, smell and listen as the teacher pops the popcorn. They talk about how popcorn looks like blossoms on blooming apricot trees. They name and point to the parts of their body that help them do things.
In this taste sense worksheet, learners draw pictures of four different things they can taste. The objective is to illustrate students' understanding of their tasting sense.
Learners explore how the five human senses function. They work in small groups, each group focusing on a specific sense. Each group then creates a 'Sensing the World' poster which combines all of the information gained through in-class research.
Students participate in a hands-on experiment that illustrates how taste and smell are related. They create their own experiments to help them explore all five senses and the relationships between them.
New! Sense Walk
How lovely it is for little ones to observe the world of wonders with their five senses! Take them out and teach them to not just look with their eyes, but to smell, hear, touch, and even taste as they practice making observations.
New! Your Sense of Taste
A simple and sweet activity shows students how important smell is in interpreting flavor. Pairs of pupils hold their noses and eat Life Savers®, only to find that they can't identify the flavors until they let go. You will appreciate that this is an easy-to-implement and relatively clean taste-test activity to use in your senses curriculum.
Students explore how to use their sense to draw conclusions. In this human biology lesson, students use their senses to observe various objects in learning centers. The centers include tasting salt, touching sandpaper, hearing bells and smelling oranges. A student worksheet is included.
Learners recognize how each of the five senses works and define the related terminology. They compare and contrast the means by which the senses gather information about the world. In addition, they research how an assigned sense works and will create a labeled picture that illustrates this process.
Students identify the five senses. In this senses lesson, students listen to a story about the five senses and discuss what each sense is. Students explore the five sense with popcorn. Students also practice the letter S, the number 5, ovals, and the color brown.
Fifth graders apply their knowledge of the five senses to create descriptive writing pieces. In this descriptive writing instructional activity, 5th graders observe as the teacher models how she adds in details and adjectives into her existing piece of writing. Students then go to work on adding details and adjectives into their writing.
Young scholars consider the difficulties of adapting to the loss of different senses. They work in small groups, each developing a fictional superhero who experiences a loss of one of sense and must compensate for it with his or her other senses.
Students taste sugar, lemon, salt, and tonic water, and identify which areas of their tongue tastes different tastes. In this taste lesson plan, students then create a tongue map.
Students plan a scavenger hunt for food and provide classmates with clues. In this animal adaptation lesson, students view videos showing how various animal species find food. They create a scavenger hunt for their classmates that uses the senses and clues to find food.
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions based on Sense and Sensibility. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Mmmmmmm, here is a tasty little slide show to use when introducing upper-elementary learners to the sense of taste. Photographs and detailed computer images accompany explanatory text about how the taste buds and the nose send signals to the brain to help us sense taste. This is ideal for supporting the fourth grade Next Generation Science Standards in life science.
Students participate in activities about the five senses. They explore objects, listen to stories and discuss the senses with classmates.
Middle schoolers investigate the five senses. In this fives senses survival lesson students complete an activity about their senses.