For the Classroom

Senses and Perception Race

  • Published3 Mar 2017
  • Reviewed3 Mar 2017
  • Author Emma Lindberg
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Your students will see the finish line and taste the glory as they race the clock and each other in this interactive relay game.


Students will work in teams to test their knowledge of the five main senses (vision, hearing, taste, smell, touch).

Teacher Background

Students will read and study from four articles about the five main senses. These articles can also be found in the Brain Facts book on pages 18-24. The online articles are:

Once students are familiar with the material, they will be divided into teams to test their knowledge. Images of the five main senses will be placed in five different locations in the classroom. Students will be given 14 fill in the blank questions testing their knowledge of the article content. Once they have answered each question correctly, one member of the team will place the individual question with the corresponding image. For example, questions about the sense of smell will be placed with the image of the nose.

The first team to answer all the questions correctly, and place the questions in front of the correct image will win the game.

Integration into the Curriculum

  • Health
  • Biology, AP Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Materials Needed

  • Senses and Perception Relay Race Materials List and Rules
  • Download PDF file, 501KB

  • Senses and Perception Question Sheet 
  • Download PDF file, 190KB

  • Senses and Perception Answer Sheet 
  • Download PDF file, 350KB



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