Name the five senses of the human body.
Sight: the ability to detect light and interpret it as the colors and shapes of objects. Hearing: the ability to detect sound waves and interpret them as noises and speech. Smell, Taste, and Touch: the ability to detect molecules and interpret them as specific odors, flavors, or textures.
The 5 Human Senses
Humans can distinguish between hundreds of thousands of different smells, while dogs are able to detect up to 1 million. Humans have the ability to recognize the taste of fat, something that other animals are not able to do. The sense of touch is the most sensitive of all the senses, as it is able to detect even the smallest of changes in temperature, pressure, and texture.
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What would it be like to live without one of your human senses and how would it affect your perception of the world and your interactions with others?
Draw a wacky, smiling banana running away from hungry ants
What is the name of the sense that allows us to perceive sound?
Which sense helps us perceive temperature and texture?
What is the sense that allows us to see and distinguish colors?
Which sense allows us to detect scents and odors?
Dogs have up to 300 million scent receptors compared to our 6 million! A dog's sense of smell is so powerful they can smell things like drugs, bombs, and even cancer. Dogs can detect smells up to 100,000 times better than humans! The part of a dog’s brain dedicated to analyzing smells is 40 times larger than ours.
Dogs and their Super Sense of Smell
Question: How does the sense of smell help us in everyday life? Clues: • The sense of smell is closely linked to the sense of taste • The sense of smell helps us identify danger in our environment • The sense of smell is important for emotional connection and memories In pairs Work in pairs to create a drawing that illustrates the role of smell in everyday life