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Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes...and Hands, Fingers and Back


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    University of Washington

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Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes...and Hands, Fingers and Back

Are fingers the only place on the body where we use our sense of touch? In this activity (6th activity on the page), learners test the touch sensitivity of different parts of the body. One learner closes their eyes (or uses a blindfold), while another learner touches various items (like a tennis ball, eraser, pine cone), to different parts of the person's body. The learner tries to identify the object by simply using their sense of touch.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Blindfold (optional)
  • Objects: tennis ball, eraser, candle, rock, sponge, pine cone

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Medical Technology
  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
      • Muscles and Skin
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Touch
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Chudler, Ph.D., Eric H.

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009

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