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Lesson Plan: Body Systems and Cells - Exploring Our Senses

Subject: Sciences Topic: Body Systems and Cells - Exploring Our Senses Level: Early Level (Nursery to P1) Curriculum: Scottish Curriculum for Excellence

Desired Outcome: I can identify my senses and use them to explore the world around me.

Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. 2. Understand the role of each sense in exploring the world. 3. Use the senses to observe and describe objects and experiences. 4. Develop an appreciation for the importance of our senses in daily life.

Assessment: - Observations during class discussions and activities. - Participation in group and individual activities. - Completion of a senses-related worksheet or activity.

Resources: - Picture cards or objects related to each sense. - Chart paper and markers. - Worksheet or activity sheets related to the senses. - Optional: Books or videos about the senses.

Lesson Plan:

Introduction (10 minutes): 1. Begin the lesson by asking the students if they know what the word “senses” means. Discuss their responses briefly. 2. Show the students a picture card or object related to each sense (e.g., an eye for sight, an ear for hearing, etc.). Ask the students to identify the sense associated with each picture/object. 3. Explain that we have five senses that help us explore and understand the world around us.

Body (30 minutes): 1. Sense Stations: Set up five stations around the classroom, each representing one of the senses. Divide the students into small groups and rotate them through the stations. Each station should have a specific activity related to the sense it represents. For example: - Sight: Provide a variety of colorful objects for the students to observe and describe. - Hearing: Play different sounds or music and ask the students to identify and describe what they hear. - Taste: Offer small samples of different foods or flavors for the students to taste and describe. - Smell: Provide scented objects or containers with different smells for the students to identify and describe. - Touch: Offer a variety of textured objects for the students to touch and describe. 2. As the students rotate through the stations, encourage them to use their senses to explore and describe what they are experiencing. Facilitate discussions and encourage them to share their observations with their group members. 3. After completing the stations, gather the students back together and discuss their experiences. Ask questions such as: - What did you see, hear, taste, smell, and touch at each station? - How did each sense help you explore and understand the objects or experiences? - Which sense was your favorite? Why?

Conclusion (10 minutes): 1. Recap the five senses and their importance in exploring the world around us. 2. Ask the students to share one thing they learned or enjoyed during the lesson. 3. Distribute a senses-related worksheet or activity sheet for the students to complete individually or in pairs. 4. Optional: Read a book or watch a video about the senses to reinforce the concepts learned.

Extension Activities: 1. Encourage students to explore their senses at home and share their experiences with the class. 2. Create a senses-themed display or bulletin board showcasing the students’ work and observations. 3. Conduct a senses-related experiment, such as blindfolded taste testing or a smell identification game.

Note: The duration of each activity can be adjusted based on the class’s pace and engagement level.