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The Five Senses

The Five Senses

Discover how the senses protect us and help us get to know the world. The cross-curricular activities below follow educational standards, and are sure to keep your students engaged. Detailed lesson plans make implementation a snap. Become a member to get started today!

Elementary School: Grades K-3

SenseAble Me eLearning Kit©

Simon will be your very sensible guide through a series of 10 activities designed to teach students in grades K-3 about the five senses. In this kit, students will travel with Simon and the League of Extraordinary Senses to learn how the senses protect us and enable us to discover the world around us.

This is an independent student activity testing their knowledge regarding the five senses, how they work, how to protect them, and how they can protect us. Students will maneuver through the Sensory Lab and answer multiple-choice questions. Individuals will be able to proceed at their own pace and answers will be anonymous.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the Pretest.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Come on in to Simon’s Sensory Lab! In this instructor-led activity, students will hear all about how our senses work and help us to experience the world around us. They will also discover the organs associated with each sense and how they work to protect us.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the five senses.
2. Identify the organs associated with each sense.
3. Explain how each sense helps people enjoy their surroundings.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

What controls each of the senses? The brain is the command center of the body. In this interactive activity, students will learn how the brain controls each one of the senses. The students connect images of the senses to the correct area of the brain that controls the specific sense.

Delivery Method:
Individual
Instructor-led

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the five senses.
2. Identify the organs associated with each sense.
3. Discuss the importance of the brain in relation to the five senses.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

In this animated activity, students will interact with the characters from The League of Extraordinary Senses. They will learn how the five senses protect us all the time. Students will go on a journey with Anne Marie to the park. On her way to the park, she encounters a number of potentially dangerous situations. Students will identify the correct superhero using their sense to avoid dangers.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the five senses.
2. State how the senses help to protect people.
3. Identify the organs associated with each sense.
4. Explain how the body provides natural protection for the brain, eyes, and ears.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This is an independent student activity focusing on the anatomy of the eye, as well as how it functions. Students will link to a website to learn about the anatomy of the eye, and how it functions. After the students have reviewed this site, they will be linking to fifteen other websites that contain optical illusions designed to fool the eye. Using the corresponding SenseAble Me WebQuest Worksheet, the students will record what they think they see.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Explain how each sense helps people enjoy their surroundings.
2. Identify the organs associated with each sense.
3. Tell how the body provides natural protection for the brain, eyes, and ears.
4. Discuss the importance of the brain in relation to the five senses.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This is an independent student activity focusing on the student’s ability to describe things they may see at a circus using all five of their senses. Each student will receive a Circus Story Worksheet to record things they may feel, hear, see, smell, and taste at a circus. The students should take all of this information and create a story describing how they used all five of their senses during a trip to the circus.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the five senses.
2. State how the senses help to protect people.
3. Explain how each sense helps people enjoy their surroundings.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

How do we taste, you ask? This lesson focuses on the tongue as the main part of the body used in the sense of taste. The students will be testing different tastes and noting where on the tongue that they taste them.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Explain how each sense helps us enjoy our surroundings.
2. Identify the organs associated with each sense.
3. Recall how the sense of taste works, including the function of the taste buds.
4. Identify where on the tongue certain tastes are tasted.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Students will join Simon, his friend Sandy, the League of Extraordinary Senses, and the SenseAble Me cast of characters for a game of tic-tac-toe. This "Hollywood Squares"-style review game will put students’ knowledge to the test as they answer questions related to the five senses.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recall information related to the five senses by playing Hollywood Head.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Simon from LearntobeHealthy.org and our health educator Vicki will guide viewers as they learn about the five senses at the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center. Using engaging activities and critical-thinking questions, this video along with the accompanying lesson plan will encourage Kindergarten through 3rd graders to make healthy choices. To learn more about your senses, try our
other activities in the SenseAble Me eLearning Kit© on LearntobeHealthy.org. (Video running time 15:24)

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the five senses and the organs associated with each sense.
2. Explain how each sense helps people to be aware of their surroundings.
3. Describe how our brain helps each of our senses.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This is an independent student activity testing their knowledge learned regarding the five senses, how they work, how they protect us, and how we can protect them. Students will maneuver through The Sensory Lab and answer multiple-choice questions. Individuals will be able to proceed at their own pace and answers will be anonymous.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the Posttest.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

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