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Sense of a Place

Students will use their senses to explore the schoolyard and write a poem about what they see, hear, smell, feel, and taste. Deeper explorations for each of the senses are included such as creating a sound map or completing a scavenger hunt for different textures or exploring an herb garden for different smells.

Concepts: The Five Sense

Essential Questions

  • How can we use our senses to observe our world?
  • How can we classify what we find in the schoolyard by their physical attributes (color, size, shape, weigth, and texture)?

Standards Addressed

Focus
  • SKP1b. Students will use senses to classify common materials according the physical attributes. SKP1b. Students will use senses to classify common materials according the physical attributes.
  • GSES
    • SKP1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe objects in terms of the materials they are made of and their physical attributes.
      b. Use senses and science tools to classify common objects, such as buttons or swatches of cloth, according to their physical attributes (color, size, shape, weight, and texture).

Explorations

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Sensory Scavenger Hunts

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Five Sense Poem for Each Season