Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Investigation

Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Investigation
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Investigation
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Investigation
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Investigation
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Investigation
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Investigation
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Investigation
Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Investigation
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  1. What types of objects can you identify solely by touch? The nerves in our fingertips do a good job of conveying information about our surroundings. The first activity explores this sense and turns it into a challenge: Can you match identical objects without seeing them? Make it as simple or difficul
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  2. From dissections to muscle fatigue to reflexes, this captivating collection will introduce you to the fascinating world of bones, muscles, and nerves. If you’ve always wondered why your vision rarely blurs, how we keep our balance, or how your bones compare to those of a bird, this book will help so
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Product Description

What types of objects can you identify solely by touch? The nerves in our fingertips do a good job of conveying information about our surroundings. This activity explores this sense and turns it into a challenge: Can you match identical objects without seeing them? Make it as simple or difficult as you like.

Questions Answered:

  • What types of information can be determined solely by touch?
  • What types of information cannot be determined solely by touch?

Topics Addressed:

  • We can use our sense of touch to compare objects
  • Some qualities of objects can be discerned by touch
  • Some qualities of objects cannot be discerned by touch

Materials Needed

assorted small pairs of objects (coins, shells, dice, etc.); pillowcase

Preparation Time

Collecting objects

Teaching Time

About 20–30 minutes, longer with included writing assignment

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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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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