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Human Senses Experiment

kit #8

This kit provokes a personal interest as students identify response areas on their bodies. They become aware of their sensory perceptions and the physiological characteristics of the body receptors.


  • “Mapping” the taste sensations of sweet, salty, bitter and sour
  • Determine olfactory fatigue and recovery times by inhaling different odors
  • Discovers hot and cold nerve endings as they "map" a section of skin
  • Locating nerve endings for touch (pressure) and pain
  • Determining the two-point threshold of various parts of the body
  • Investigating blind spots, dominant eye, visual accommodation, near point of vision and after image
  • Experiments with flex actions

Content List in Human Senses Experiment is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
30 Student Worksheets and Guides, Part I and Part II
120 3” Cotton-tipped swabs
30 6” Cotton-tipped swabs
30 Blind spot determiners
30 Metal probes
15 Taste solution dishes
15 Styrofoam ball pin holders
2 Bottles of Bitter Solution
2 Bottles of Salty solution
2 Bottles of Sour solution
2 Bottles of Sweet solution
2 Drop controlled bottles of Perfume
2 Vials of oil of Cloves
2 Vials of Oil of peppermint
1 Package of straight pins
1 Package of bristles
30 Inhalers
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 15 groups per period.

To complete this kit requires approximately one 50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Human Senses Experiment 8 $124.95
Human Senses Experiment BILINGUAL ENG/SP 8-BL $127.10
Human Senses Experiment Refill Kit 8-RC $80.65