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Web quest

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Web quest

  1. 1. Web Quest Welcome: Missing a Sense Description: This Webquest’s purpose is to provide students with the knowledge of what it would be like to lack one of our five senses. Curriculum: Health/PE Keywords: senses, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting, and seeing Author: Carly Cooper A similar WebQuest to view is http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=213815 Introduction: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be blind, deaf, or permanently numb? What if you could never smell a flower or taste your favorite food again? If you were missing any of your five senses, some of these tasks would not be possible. Students will be learning what it would be like to lack any one of their five senses, whether it be seeing, touching, hearing, smelling, or tasting. Task: By the end of this lesson, you will increase your knowledge on the five senses and mainly learn what it would be like if you lacked one. Through many activities that are hands on and interactive, you will learn what it would be like if you could not see, hear, taste, touch, or smell with 95% accuracy within one school week.
  2. 2. Process: Students, you will be learning what it would be like to lack one of the five senses in class. Each missing sense will be covered and focused on separately. Before beginning, similar worksheets that go along with these senses and activities can be found at: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/senses.shtml http://www.kidsparkz.com/fivesenses.html http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757144 http://www.squidoo.com/teaching-sense-of-touch-the-five-senses These worksheets are on all topics of seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling. Divide them up and do each before or after your experiments of that particular sense. We will begin with the sense of smell. SMELL: Students, you each will have a clothespin to place on your nose. You will rotate around stations trying to smell various scents of candles and air fresheners. Once you have attempted to smell each, you will remove the clothespin and once again smell each scent. After you have smelled each, you will discuss what it felt like to lack the particular sense and if you felt that missing the sense of smell was a large or small ordeal. The next missing sense is touch. TOUCH: Students, you each will have thick gloves on your hands. You will rotate around stations holding different object with different textures. Sandpaper, goo, fluffy rugs, water, and hard rocks will all be attempted to be touched. After you have attempted to touch
  3. 3. each, you will remove the gloves and once again touch each. After you have touched each again, you will discuss what it felt like to lack the particular sense and if you felt that missing the sense of touch was a large or small ordeal. The next missing sense is sight. SIGHT:Students, you each will have a blindfold to place over your eyes. You will be supervised as you walk around the room and touch certain objects. You will be asked what you are touching and also asked to find your assigned seat. Once you have attempted each, you will remove the blindfold and once again complete the activity with the sense of sight. After you have done each, you will discuss what it felt like to lack the particular sense and if you felt that missing the sense of sight was a large or small ordeal. The next missing sense is hearing. HEARING: Students, you each will have cotton balls to place in your ears. You will listen to multiple songs, noises, and instruments. Once you have attempted to hear each, you will remove the cotton balls and once again listen to each song, noise, and instrument. After you have heard each, you will discuss what it felt like to lack the particular sense and if you felt that missing the sense of hearing was a large or small ordeal. The last and probably most difficult sense to attempt to “lack” is taste. TASTE: Students, for this sense, you will first experience what it is like to taste. You will rotate around stations tasting orange juice, water, cookies, and chips. Once you have tasted each, you will be asked to gargle mouthwash for 30 seconds leaving your taste buds altered. You will then re-taste each of the foods and beverages. Each will taste different. After you have tasted
  4. 4. each, you will discuss what it felt like to lack the particular sense and if you felt that having an altered sense of taste was a large or small ordeal. Evaluation: This assignment is more so used for interactive and hands on learning. It will be graded on participation, discussion, and behavior. Students will be learning the importance of all five senses and will experience what it would be like to be like others who lack certain senses. Poor Excellent Points Disorderly, lacks Few instances of Great Behavior 25 pts attention, misbehavior Some Complete 25 pts Participation Participation Has no input; Answers few Answers all does not answer questions questions and questions pertaining to successfully has lesson Behavior Average discussion misbehaves Participation Discussion No participation 25 pts Points Total: 75 Conclusion: Let us recap everything we’ve gone over and learned. Students will experiment and learn what it is like to lack one of the five senses thus learning their importance. They will see what it is like to lack normal hearing, seeing, touching, smelling, and tasting capabilities. Teacher Page:
  5. 5. Teachers, this webquest is designed to help your students learn the importance of all five senses as well as experiencing what it is like to lack one of your five senses as well. Focus on keeping the students encouraged and enthused as well as making them feel comfortable. These exercises may be stretched out through the week by allowing each missing sense its own day. Focusing on one sense instead of all the senses will drive the importance of each. The materials needed include clothespins, candles, air fresheners, sand paper, goo, fluffy objects, rocks, blindfolds, CDs, instruments, music players, mouthwash, juice, cookies, water, chips, etc. This WebQuest do not call for print outs off websites or web addresses. CORE STANDARDS: SC.O.K.1.4 explore and describe objects and events using the five senses to develop observational skills and make predictions based on personal observation. SC.O.K.2.1 using the five senses, identify living and non-living things.

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