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Thermosensation helps our bodies regulate temperature and maintain homeostatic balance. Through a simple hands-on activity, scholars experience and explore the perception of temperature. Then they apply the concept of sensory adaptation to develop their own way to test this function of the brain.
- Have pupils feel two different materials that are both room temperature, such as a plastic chair with metal legs, and discuss why they feel like different temperatures
- Keep ice water and hot water in a thermos or pitcher to refresh as necessary
- Use caution with hot water so no one gets burned
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- Includes links to deepen understanding of this phenomenon
- Uses simple, common materials so set up is easy