Our senses do more than tell us when something smells sweet, or feels soft — they help us interpret our environment. This presentation will help you teach students how the brain processes our senses.
This presentation will help you teach your students how the brain processes some of our senses: vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, and proprioception — the sense that informs you of your body’s position relative to other objects.
At the end of this activity students will:
- Be able to explain the presented senses in depth
- Be able to explain the job and function of neurons, rods, cones, hair cells, and taste buds
- Understand some of the effects the environment has on our brain
- Understand the role the brain plays in sorting and responding to our senses
Download and review the How We Experience the World PowerPoint Presentation. Ask your students to follow along and take notes while you read from the presentation script.
Integration into the Curriculum
- Biology, AP Biology
- Anatomy and Physiology