Saturday, September 17, 2016

September 15, 2016

All week we have been learning about the five senses. We learned about each sense, which body part aides us with each sense, and even did a couple science experiments. We began our week with going on a nature walk. On our walk we drew things we saw, heard, touched, smelled, and should NOT taste outdoors. 
We came back inside and added more details to our pictures. We then shared our findings with a partner, and the kids loved getting to share their ideas with a friend. 
We then had our first senses experiment with marshmallows. The students touched, looked, smelled, listened, and tasted marshmallows. After each sense- students shared a word they would use to describe the marshmallow. We recorded our describing words before moving on to the next sense. 

Sight and Touch

Then we really got to have fun on Friday with a tasty taste test. Ms. Brierton set up a taste test for each kid to experiment with. We tasted pretzels, hershey kisses, dark chocolate, and lemons. 

The students tasted each item, had to come up with a word to describe the taste, and then had to decide if they liked or disliked it. We discussed how we had taste buds that could taste salty, sweet, sour, and bitter things. 

My favorite was when the kids tasted the lemons. I was surprised at how many actually liked them! I was able to capture some of their adorably sour faces :) 

After a long week, I think it's safe to say the kids learned a lot- but most importantly had a lot of fun learning. 

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