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Super senses - Exploring the five senses

Posted by Karabo Kgophane on 28 September 2021, 13:30 SAST
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This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard 12-15 unit lesson on human anatomy (exploring the 5 senses) for grades 4-6 Science by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century Skills.


Students will explore the 5 senses of smell, sight, taste, hearing, and touch through various activities and participate in a series of experiments designed to produce measurable output for each of the 5 senses.


It is suggested that students should have familiarity with the following subject material as background for this lesson:

  •  A basic understanding of human anatomy

  •  A basic understanding of the 5 senses

  •  A basic understanding of brain function

  •  A basic understanding of the scientific method


This project-based lesson includes enough material for use in five 45-minutes periods of instruction. If a more focused lesson is appropriate, select the 3-day Short Lesson. The Concept Check version provides activities that reinforce the core math concepts.


  • Internet access


These activities support the following NGSS curriculum standards:

  • Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

How to use this teaching guide. Click here

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