Friday, 12 April 2013

The Senses - Human Body Project

As a continuation of our project on the human body, we have been exploring our five senses.
Taste. We carried out a taste test. The children found this really good fun, although Nathanael and Tabitha were the only ones brave enough to try it! Blindfolded, they were each given a spoonful of something to taste such as lemon juice, honey, icing sugar and brown sauce. They had to try and use words to describe what it tasted like, and try to guess what it was.
 There were lots of yucks and disgustings!
We read about the taste buds on the tongue, and made a paper model of our mouths.

Sight. The children tried to put on their socks and shoes, while blindfolded, to imagine what it would be like to be without sight. They managed to do it, but it took longer than usual; they said that they had to feel with their hands, rather than with their eyes. While at the library this week, the children felt a braille sign and tried to imagine what it would be like if they couldn't see to read.

Touch. We used the blindfolds again, this time to feel what objects were in my bag.
Hearing. I played some familiar sounds from a sound effects CD for them to try and identify. 
We then made our own ear books and copied into them our memory verse from Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!" 
Smell. We tried eating a banana while smelling an onion.
Amazingly, the banana tasted like an onion!

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha. I wish I could have been there to see the fun! The banana/onion expriment is a good one.