Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Exploring our 5 Senses


Science is so much fun in our classroom!  
We are exploring our 5 Senses through centers.

How It Works:
At each station, I set up five different objects to investigate each sense.
She is making a list of what she sees.


I number the tables and students rotate through each number until that station is finished.  

Tip: Write directly on the table with a Sharpie.
It wipes off clean.


They write a description of what they saw, heard, felt, smelled, or tasted using this journal which I adapted.



We complete the stations over a period of days.  
 I added different scents such as cinnamon oil into the rice.
I didn't want the students to use their sense of vision to tell what it was.

Afterwards, we share our thoughts about the objects.  Once finished, we will create a bubble map of sensory words.



Happy Teaching and Learning!

8 comments:

  1. What a great way to explore the 5 senses. Renee

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  2. I love it! So creative and so fun for the kids!
    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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  3. Wow, how fun is your classroom! These look like fabulous ideas. You should put together a Senses unit for TN. I'd be the first to buy it!

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  4. Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lisa

    Stories from Room 114

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  5. I think this would work well for my second graders too- part of a rotation during Window of Inquiry time. I love that you scented the rice- super smart!

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  6. Brilliant! I knew you loved science!

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  7. I am a science teacher for K-3 and would love to know what activities you did with each sense. Your pictures are great and I'm dying to know what was with all the shreded paper? Camouflage?

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