Updated On: April 21, 2020

The Senses

Careers & Life Callings

Research: Learn about professionals that focus on the senses. This could include audiologists, optometrists, earn nose, and throat doctors, and more.

Language Arts

Speaking & Listening

Debate: Debate with friends or family which sense bring the most richness to life.

Viewing & Observing

Watch (or read): Learn about eye exams through this video. Or by reading. Look up any words you hear that you don’t know!

Life & Home Skills

Cook: Have a five senses dinner party, paying attention to every sense as you cook and enjoy the food. Compare preferences and experiences with everyone at dinner, and possibly wonder why people feel different ways about different tastes, textures, and smells.

Nature Appreciation

Explore: Take a five senses walk outside. Take a walk five days in a row focusing on a different sense each day. What do you hear, see, feel, smell, and maybe taste. If you don’t want to taste the trees and dirt, discuss things you might find to taste if you walked on a farm, or things you have tasted from nature already today, such as fruit and vegetables. Maybe remember a time you got dirt in your mouth.



Chart: Create a chart that illustrates the sense organs and details what sense each is responsible for. Considering learning new facts to include on your chart.

Determine: Can the senses be fooled? Investigate common optical illusions.

Investigate: Learn about medical conditions associated with senses being atypical, such as color-blindess, deafness, sensory processing disorder, and more.


Watch: What does sound look like? Watch sound waves at work in this video. What does sound feel like? Play loud music and touch the speaker it is playing from.


Compare: How do human senses compare to those of animals? Some places to start are: Mantis shrimp (they see in far more colors than we can!), moles (they’re blind!), sharks (incredible sense of smell!), and bats (low vision but with echolocation!).

How else might important subject matter be learned from this interest topic? Comment below! Half-baked ideas are more than welcome, too.