We have five senses:
sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
Our eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin
are the SENSE ORGANS.
-Our sense organs help us to know what is happening around us.
They send the information to the brain through the nerves.
-The brain, the spinal cord and the nerves make up the
Our eyes are the organs of sight. This is an eye.
Light enters the pupil and goes to the retina. Nerves send the
information to the brain.
Ears are the organs of hearing. This is an ear. Sound goes to the
middle ear. The eardrum vibrates. The sound goes to the three small
bones and to the cochlea that sends signals to the brain.
Nose is the organ of smell. The air enters the nose through the
nostrils and to the olfactory nerve. It sends the information to the
• Tongue is the organ of taste. Taste buds help us identify
sweet, salty, bitter and sour tastes.
Skin is the organ of touch. It tells us if something is
soft, hard, hot, cold, rough or smooth.
1. What are the five senses?
2. Complete the sentences:
a) The ________, the spinal cord and the nerves make up the nervous system.
b) Our ______ _______ send the information to the brain through the nerves.
c) Eyes are the organs of ___________.
3. Which of the words in the box belong to these senses?
taste buds eardrum pupil
4. Which of senses do you use when you…
Eat a cake ________________
Listen to the radio ___________
Feel an object with your eyes closed _____________
Wear a perfume ____________
Watch a film _________________
1. Sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell.
b) sense organs
3. SIGHT: pupil, retina
HEARING: eardrum, cochlea
SMELL: nostrils, olfactory nerve
TASTE: tongue, taste buds.
4. a) taste