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Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: The Five Senses
Lesson 2: Sight
Lesson 3: Hearing
Lesson 4: Touch
Lesson 5: Smell
Lesson 6: Taste
Lesson 7: Altogether, Now
-We Need Five Senses
-All Five
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Spanish Language Translations

The Five Senses - Lesson 7: Altogether, Now

ACTIVITY: All Five

Objective
Student say that we can learn more about the world if we use our five senses at the same time.

Materials
Pieces of orange, carrot, celery, cantaloupe, grapefruit, potato, apple, pear, banana, with the peel of each cut off; wrap each piece in a piece of paper

Procedures

  1. Do not show the students the food or tell students which foods you are using; tell them that they are to identify each food using only one sense at a time.
  2. Blindfold one group of students (about 1/2 of the class) and give them a combination of three wrapped pieces of food (for example, apple, pear, potato) to identify by smell only.
  3. After identifying the foods by smell, the children pick out the cards with the names of the foods they guessed, open the packages and check the results.
  4. Next, blindfold another group (about of the class) and give them a combination of three wrapped pieces of food to identify by touch only.
  5. After identifying the foods by touch, and selecting the appropriate name cards, the children open the packages and check the results.
  6. The last group does not wear blindfolds. Give this group the three wrapped pieces of food to identify by touch, smell and appearance. They, too, select the appropriate name cards.

Discussion

  • Which group of children was able to identify the foods most easily? Why?
  • If this had been a contest, would it have been fair to award the prize to the last group? Why?
  • What does this activity tell you about the way we learn if we use our five senses?
  • Which foods were the easiest to guess? Why?
  • Which foods were the hardest to guess? Why?
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