Nerves Study: Sense of Touch, Finding Your Detection Threshold

Nerves Study: Sense of Touch, Finding Your Detection Threshold
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch, Finding Your Detection Threshold
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch, Finding Your Detection Threshold
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch, Finding Your Detection Threshold
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch, Finding Your Detection Threshold
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch, Finding Your Detection Threshold
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch, Finding Your Detection Threshold
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch, Finding Your Detection Threshold
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Product Description

How sensitive is our skin to touch? Are all parts of our skin equally sensitive? The sensitivity can be easily measured using Von Frey Hairs. Once assembled (directions included) they can be reused for years.

Questions Answered:

  • How can skin's sensitivity be measured?
  • What parts of the skin are most sensitive?
  • What kind of information can you get from your sense of touch?

Topics Addressed:

  • Skins' sensitivity can be assessed using Von Frey hairs
  • Different parts of our skin have different sensitivity
  • Humans gain a great deal of information from touching things

Materials Needed

Assorted thicknesses of fishing line; craft sticks or index cards; tape

Teaching Time

About 20–30 minutes, longer with included writing assignment

Preparation Time

Assemble the Von Frey hairs (kids can do this)

Other resources

Click here to see companion curricular pieces:

Bones, Muscles, & Nerves Collection

Answer Key

Yes! Plus extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.

Target Audience

Middle School Students, Ages 11-14

Student Sheets

  • Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
  • Diagrams for labeling

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Copyright © Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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5 pages
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30 minutes
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