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Testing and Comparing Human Sensory Perception (Physiology)

Kit #8

This kit enables students to investigate, measure, and compare their sensory perception. Working as partners, students test some aspects of each other’s senses of taste, smell, touch, vision, and reflexes.

Details at a Glance

  • 1-2 Days | 1-2 ~50 minute class periods
  • 1 Activity
  • Accommodates 1 class, with 15 groups of 2 students
  • Consumables service 30 students
  • Meets our criteria for supporting literacy
  • Includes digital resources

Complete Kit Equipment Package

Testing and Comparing Human Sensory Perception (Physiology)

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Scientific Concepts

•Human skin contains nerve endings sensitive to various stimuli.
•Different areas of the skin have different sensitivities to different types of stimuli.
•Individuals differ in their abilities to sense different stimuli.
Key Vocabulary: objective, sensory perception, reflex, subjective

Guides & Student Sheets

Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.

  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Kit Components

  • 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
  • Not included and needed for instruction: A small, clean piece of cotton, timers, and metric rulers. 

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