This 9-station student-directed lab is a great low-prep activity for Anatomy or upper-level Biology students to learn about the anatomy and physiology of the senses including hearing, vision, touch, balance, taste, and smell. Student instructions, lab worksheets, and diagrams are all included.
Senses and terms addressed:
Touch- Two-point discrimination, free nerve endings, hair follicle receptors, Pacinian corpuscles, Ruffini's corpuscles, Merkel's disks, Meissner's corpuscles, thermoreceptors, accomodation
Smell- Olfactory epithelium, olfactory bulb, cilia, accomodation, olfactory fatigue
Taste- Gustation, papillae, filiform, fungiform, foliate, circumvallate taste buds
Vision- rods, L-cones, M-cones, S-cones, dichromacy, sex-linked trait, blind spot, cornea, aqueous humor, lens, fovea centralis, retina, hyperopia, myopia
Hearing- ear drum, malleus, incus, stapes, frequency of sound, age-related hearing loss
Balance- endolymph, semicircular canals, relationship between vision and balance
Included in this resource:
-1 page of teacher directions w/ set-up and materials list
-9 stations for testing physiology of senses (background information and procedures are provided for each station)
*See the PREVIEW link above for specific information about each station
-Diagrams for additional information
-1 student packet with discussion questions for assessment of understanding
Teaching about all systems of the human body? Here is a listing of all my Human Body resources:
I value your feedback. Please rate this product.