This hands-on unit is a close look at the anatomy of each sense organ. It outlines how information travels from the environment through our sense organs and to our brains. It includes:
* an organizer to establish schema.
* an informational sheet on each sense organ that discusses how information travels from our environment, through various parts of our sense organs, to specific nerves, and finally to our brains. Each informational sheet has a small QR code at the bottom that links to a video of cartoon characters traveling through the specific sense organ.
* a worksheet for each sense organ that allows students to recap and reflect on what they've learned.
* an experiment for each sense organ that helps students better understand the sense organ.
* a unit test covering all material in this unit, as well as a study guide to send home that helps students prepare.
You will love the conversational tone in how information is presented in this unit. Be sure to check out the preview to see what is included for each sense organ, as well as the final test.
In my class, we spend one week on each sense organ. Each week, I have them add their new sheets to their "Five Senses" folder. At the end of the unit, I have them take this folder home, along with the study guide, to study for the test. It is a huge hit in my second grade classroom! Parents can't believe how well their students truly understand the workings of each sense organ. And it's fun to teach!