Using Our Senses Incursion (Foundation)

Theme: Science as a Human Endeavour
Level: Foundation

Students will be engaged in a variety of experiments to understand the purpose of their senses and how they work.


  • Identity the 5 senses and demonstrate connections to the brain and how damage affects senses.
  • Use a magnifying glass to see how the eye works.
  • Use a variety of glasses to experience eye problems.
  • Make a take-home toy to trick your eyes.
  • Use blindfolds to understand the use of different senses when one is missing.
  • Test the sensitivity of feeling and hearing and relate this to keeping safe.
  • Experiment with sound vibrations.
  • Use an electronic device to change the sound of your voice.
  • Identify a variety of smells and discuss differences.


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