Five Senses

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resources about five senses

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Visualizing with 5 Senses  (Y)
Using Owl Moon with a lesson on senses

Understanding Braille  (Y, M, O, T)
A PBS Teachers lesson plan for students grades K-12.

Arthur's Communication Adventure  (Y)
Children who can hear and see learn how children who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard-of-hearing learn, play, and enjoy the same things they do. From PBS.org

Helen Keller Birthplace  (Y,M,O,T)
Ivy Green is the birthplace of Helen Keller.

Time Magazine article on Helen Keller  (M,O)
From Time.com

Helen Keller Unit Study  (M)
Includes the topics of Deafness/Blindness, Overcoming Adversity and Women's Rights

American Foundation for the Blind: Helen Keller  (Y,M,O,T)
From The American Foundation for the Blind

Deciphering Braille  (M)
Explanation of the Braille system

The Sound Site  (Y,M,O,T)
The Sound Site is part of the Sound Project, a partnership between the Science Museum and the Minnesota Orchestra. The site's purpose is to present activities, discussions and multimedia explorations about sound, both from a scientific and artistic perspective.

A Guide to Noise Control in Minnesota  (M)
Acoustical Properties, Measurement, Analysis and Regulation

Ear Anatomy  (Y)
From Enchanted Learning.

Braille  (Y,M,O,T)
From Omniglot - writing systems and languages of the world

Sound Match game  (Y)
Sounds Flash Game

Wild Sanctuary: Voice of the natural world  (Y)
Travel the world by soundscape and listen as the most exotic creatures sing!

Household Sound Effects  (Y)
From Partners in Rhyme

City Sound Effects  (Y)
From Partners in Rhyme

Weather Sound Effects  (Y)
From Partners in Rhyme - Royalty Free Music & Sound Effects

Audition (Hearing)  (Y)
Neuroscience for kids

Smell (Olfaction)  (Y,M,O,T)
From Neuroscience for Kids, offers Olfaction lesson plans for grades K-12

Taste (Gustation)  (Y,M,O,T)
From Neuroscience for Kids, offers gustation lesson plans for grades K-12

Touch Experiments  (Y,M,O,T)
From Neuroscience for Kids, offers Touch Experiments for grades K-12.

Sight (Vision)  (Y,M,O,T)
From Neuroscience for Kids, offers vision lesson plans for grades K-12

The Senses Working Together  (Y,M,O,T)
From Neuroscience for Kids, offers Touch Experiments for grades K-12

Decibel Levels  (Y,M,O,T)
From CoolMath4Kids.com

The Braille Bug Site  (Y,M)
From the American Foundation for the Blind

Louis Braille Biography  (Y,M)
From the American Foundation for the Blind

The life of Louis Braille  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Royal National Institute of the Blind

Louis Braille: A Touch of Genius  (Y,M,O,T)
From National Braille Press

Helen Keller Kids Museum Online  (Y,M)
An interactive virtual experience from the American Foundation for the Blind.

Helen Keller Biography  (Y,M)
From The Braille Bug

Hele Keller  (Y,M)
From Garden of Praise

Helen Keller  (Y,M)
From Surfing the Net with Kids

Kids Konnect - Helen Keller  (Y,M)
Webpages created by a retired teacher to help kid safely learn on the internet about Helen Keller.

Teaching children about the five senses  (Y)
from the Illinois Extension office, lessons for teaching the senses

We need all five senses  (Y)
uses experiments to show our need for the senses

Our 5 senses  (Y)
Hands on activities for teaching the 5 senses

The Incredible Human Body: The Five Senses  (Y,M,O,T)
Designed for a group, but contains good questions to spark discussion. Lessons fore different age levels.

Seeing, hearing, and smelling the world  (O)
an indepth report from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Stick out your tongue and say "aah"  (Y,M)
from Kids' Health, lots of info about the tongue and taste

Senses, The Five  (Y)
Mathematics, Science and Language objectives; Vocabulary and Concept Web Grades K, 1, 2, 3

Senses  (Y,M)
BrainPop movies explain balance, hearing, taste, vision problems, eyes, smell and touch.

Eggs filled with sound  (Y)
Plastic eggs will be filled with various objects and children will need to use their sense of hearing to figure out what is inside. Preschool, K, 1-2

Helen Keller Unit Study  (Y,M)
From Garden of Praise

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