1. Topic-
Exploring the five senses
2. Content-
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Learning six senses

2. Examples of each sense

3. sensations for each sense

4. absolute threshold of each sense
4. Objectives-
1. identify each sense: vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, kinesthetic

2. define sensation

3. describe absolute threshold

4. apply sensation and absolute threshold definition to each sense
5. Materials and Aids-
smartboard, laptops (PowerPoint), whiteboard
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

To begin the lesson have students recall the last lab we did in science (identifying good and bad items by smell alone). Discuss how the smells were different with and without sight. Now that we understand how these senses work together, we are going to learn about the 6 senses we have.

B. Development-

Discuss each of the 6 senses individually. Have students take notes on each of the 6 senses. During this time introduce definition of sensation and absolute threshold. Then discuss the sensation and absolute threshold of each sense. Do not go into too many details.

C. Practice-

1. When given samples of each of the senses, students will identify the correct sense.
2. Complete a Cloze reading activity for the senses

D. Independent Practice-

Students will complete a PowerPoint activity in pairs for each of the 6 senses.
The students will present their powerpoints to the entire class and teach each of the 6 senses to the class.
5 slides- definition, stimulus, sense organ, receptor, and sensation in addition to title slide.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Give visual examples of how to design each slide.
2. individual support from teachers during the time they are working on the slides
3. visual walk through of PowerPoint

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Individual group presentations
2. Review game on smartboard
3. Test on all senses

G. Closure-

1. Magic school bus video on senses
2. Discussion of the video
7. Evaluation-
1. Information included in PowerPoint (rubric)
2. Test grade

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