Let's Explore Your 5 Senses!
How do you use your 5 senses everyday?


By
Robin


Table of Contents:
Overview
Understandings and Objectives
    • Core Understandings
    • Learning Objectives
Activities
    • Powerpoint Presentation
    • Online Actitivities
    • Connect the Senses Worksheet
    • Experiment Worksheet
Rubric
    • Rubric
Themes:
Experimentation
Observation
Sight
Smell
Sound
Taste
Touch
Focus Content Area:
Science
Grade Level:
K


Overview:

Project Summary
This curriculum has been put together to guide students in their exploration of the five senses: taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell.  The lessons will consist of the book "My Five Senses" by Aliki, worksheets, and interactive activities. 

Rationale
It is required by kindergarten standards to know basic knowledge about the five senses.  Students will learn to use their different senses to explore the world around them.  These basic skills are the basic foundations to scientific observation and experimentation.
 



Understandings and Objectives:

Core Understandings

As an educator in a kindergarten classroom, your responsibility is to lead your students through the following exercises in order to understand the concepts listed below:




Learning Objectives



Activities:

Powerpoint Presentation

As a class, predict the answers as your teacher leads you through the Powerpoint presentation.

Explore Your 5 Senses!




Online Actitivities

Set up the laptop so that the projector is projecting the images onto the screen for the class to see.  As a class, explore the different online activities.  Encourage students to Think! Pair! and Share! and then come back as a class and discuss the answers.


Online Activities


Connect the Senses Worksheet




Experiment Worksheet

Students will separate into 5 small groups:
Group 1: Sight -- observe different objects and describe what they look like them with their words

Group 2: Sound -- Listen to different animal noises from a cd and make predictions on what it will be.

Group 3:  Taste -- Without looking, tasting cut up, skinned apples and pears and trying to figure out which one is which.  Another option would be to have sugar and salt and try to guess by taste which one is which.

Group 4:  Touch -- Use descriptive words to explain the sensations of touching: sandpaper, cotton balls, rice, etc.  Try to incorporate all sensations: rough, soft, smooth, sticky, etc.

Group 5:  Smell -- Without looking, smell the various samples: cut lemon, popcorn, fresh baked cookies, etc. Then make a prediction on a piece of paper what each object is.

Using the Lab Worksheet, draw pictures or write words in the appropriate boxes with their observations.


Rubric:

Rubric

Though this is for a kindergarten class, it is important that their work be assessed even if it is only infomally.  Here is an idea of what I would be looking for in there exploration and experimentation.

Project Rubric