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Find Your Way Around Without Visual or Sound Cues


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    NASA

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Find Your Way Around Without Visual or Sound Cues

In this activity, learners play a series of simple games to investigate navigation without visual and sound cues. Learners will explore how well the central nervous system is able to estimate position based on information other than visual and sound cues. This lesson guide includes evaluation questions with answers and handouts.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Measuring tape
  • Timer (watch or clock with second hand)
  • Graph paper
  • Pencils (or pens/chalk)
  • Bell
  • Blindfolds
  • Candy to reward for foraging
  • Statistical calculator
  • Activity Sheets

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Perception
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Measurement
    • Number and Operations
    • Problem Solving
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • MacLeish, Ed.D., Marlene Y.; McLean, M.Ed., Bernice R.

Rights:

  • Public Domain

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