Instructional Video

3 Senses You Didn't Know You Had

Our five senses tell us a lot, but they don't tell us everything! Young biologists learn about three lesser-known senses in an enlightening video, the 147th in a science video series. The narrator explains the structures and chemical signals that keep us upright, prevent us from burning or freezing, and make us aware of our position relative to our surroundings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate some fun balance and position experiments into the lesson to test the senses described in the resource
  • Challenge the class to name all of the body systems that work together to provide the input for each of the three senses
Classroom Considerations
  • Discuss the types of receptor cells in the body before watching the video
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Explains and illustrates technical aspects of the topic well 
  • The video describes the sense, then shows what happens when the sense is disrupted
  • None
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