Big Question: How do our senses help us? (Essential Questions (How do…
Big Question: How do our senses help us?
How do our senses keep us safe?
How do our senses help us learn?
How do our senses help us interpret the world?
How do our senses effect view our past, present, and future?
How do our senses recognize shapes, sizes, and colours?
What are our limitations of our senses?
How do our senses differ from different species?
How can we take care of our sensory organs?
Do you smell better outside or inside? Why?
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Curriculum Links: Grade 1 Science Topic D Senses
1–9 Use the senses to make general and specific observations, and communicate observations orally and by producing captioned pictures.
1–10 Describe the role of the human senses and the senses of other living things, in enabling perception and action.
Identify each of the senses, and explain how we use our senses in interpreting the world.
Identify ways that our senses contribute to our safety and quality of life.
Apply particular senses to identify and describe objects or materials provided and to describe living things and environments. Students meeting this expectation will be able to describe characteristics, such as colour, shape, size, texture, smell and sound.
Recognize the limitations of our senses, and identify situations where our senses can mislead us; e.g., feeling hot or cold, optical illusions, tasting with a plugged nose.
Describe ways that people adapt to limited sensory abilities or to the loss of a particular sense; e.g., colour blindness, inability to see objects at close range.
Describe ways to take care of our sensory organs, in particular, our eyes and ears.
Scent Memory Journal: Students will journal or sketch a past memory after smelling the different smells
Sound: find the voice. Class stands in a circle and the person in the middle needs to identify the correct voice
Observe and record different smells, compare the smells outside to the smells inside
Compare colours depending whether your inside or outside
Have camera and take pictures of indoor findings and outdoor findings
Bed of nails, why does this happen? let them be the scientists, research, present findings
senses will effect you reactions,how your body reacts to them
explore different stations and record how their sense react to each one. How there senses were different.
Curriculum Links: Grade 1 Art
QUALITIES AND DETAILS: Students will represent surface qualities of objects and forms.
A. Texture is a surface quality that can be captured by rubbings or markings.
B. Textures form patterns.
Curriculum Links: Grade 1 Math
SHAPE AND SPACE (Measurement)
Use direct and indirect measurement to solve problems.
Demonstrate an understanding of measurement as a process of comparing by: • identifying attributes that can be compared
• ordering objects
• making statements of comparison
• filling, covering or matching.
SHAPE AND SPACE (3-D Objects and 2-D Shapes)
Describe the characteristics of 3-D objects and 2-D shapes, and analyze the relationships among them.
Sort 3-D objects and 2-D shapes, using one attribute, and explain the sorting rule.
Replicate composite 2-D shapes and 3-D objects
Compare 2-D shapes to parts of 3-D objects in the environment