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!


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

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

  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!

  4. 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!

  5. Brilliant! I knew you loved science!

  6. 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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