Learning About the Five Senses

Brittany Zae

This lesson is designed to help students “observe common objects by using the five senses, describe the properties of common objects, compare and sort common objects by one physical attribute, communicate observations orally and through drawings.

Grade Level: K - 2nd

Subject: Science

Length of Time: About 45 Minutes

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Objectives & Outcomes

Students will be able to state the five senses, what body part is used and how they use these senses in everyday life through sentence formation and pictures.

Materials Needed

  • computer with internet and speakers
  • popcorn
  • napkins


Opening to Lesson

Play one round of “Simon Says. (CFU: have students listen and follow as I give instruction. So what do you use your nose for? What do you use your ears for?)

Body of Lesson

Direct Teaching

Listen and watch the video, to connect parts of body to senses. http://www.turtlediary.com/kindergarten-games/science-games/the-five-senses.html

Brainstorm the 5 senses and what parts are used for these senses. Students are to think of other ideas using complete sentences… “I like to… see, tastes feel, smell, hear…” (CFU: Work together with class through the interactive video)

Guided Practice 1

Identifying senses and body parts: Show pictures of noses, mouths, ears etc. and have students work aloud with the teacher to identify the correct senses that correlate with the body parts displayed. (CFU: ask aloud as students write down the correct parts, write answers on board for correct spelling if needed (ELL)

Independent Practice

Have students close your eyes and listen with your ears…. Ask what they hear as you play the video of popping popcorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U37muZ-blTI. Give students plate of popcorn and have them turn their paper over and work with a partner to write two sentences describing the popcorn.


Have students read aloud their answers

Extra follow up: Who likes popcorn? What else do you like? “I like to see… the ocean, I like to smell the popcorn, I like to taste gummy bears, I like to hear the rain, I like to feel sand.”

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Assessment & Evaluation

Through guided questions, close monitoring and informal observation; the teacher will be able to assess student’s ability and understanding of the subject being introduced. Through individually assessing during independent practice and reviewing during guided practice the teacher will be able to evaluate students.

Modification & Differentiation

Students may work in groups or individually in order to complete their assignments. In order to accommodate for all students, allow extra time to review for lower students and extra worksheets to occupy the time of advanced students.

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