The FIVE SENSES by: Reid A., Keara M.., Megan N., Brittanie P., Megan P.

Quick Facts
1) Your sense of sight is for visually experiencing everything around you.
2) Your sense of hearing is a body part that allows you to hear the sounds and vibrations around you.
3) Your sense of taste lets you taste different things such as sweet or sour stuff.
4) Smell is one of the most powerful senses and we associate memories with smells.
5) Your sense of touch is connected to all parts of the body.
6) The pupil is an opening to your eye protected by the cornea.
7) Your ear is not a vital part of your body.
8) The tongue is made of muscles.
9) The brain has specialized sections that receive touch information from our body.
10) Some estimates suggest that we can distinguish around 10 000 different smells.

Fun Facts
1) Your eye has sugar and salt in it to keep it healthy.
2) You shouldn’t clean the ear wax out of your ears because your ear wax is there to protect your ears (but don’t let them get to clogged with wax because then you will get ear infections).
3) An adult has 9 000 taste buds and a child has a many as 10 000, so kids have more taste buds than adults.
4) Even our hair feeds information to our sense of touch.
5) We can communicate by smell.
6) The very back of the eye is lined with a layer called the retina which acts like a film of a camera.
7) The smallest bone in your body is in the ear and it is called a stirrup it is 0.25 to 0.33 cm in length.
8) A long time ago people thought that when you tasted something sour it meant it was poisonous but now we know that it is not always true.
9) Our sense of touch is a warning system that helps to tell us when dangers are present (hot items etc).

The Five Senses .

The five senses, touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. They are all the senses that are on your body. Each one has an individual job to accomplish everyday.

The eye’s job is to allow a person to see everything around them. Rays of light enter the eye and are focused on the retina by the lens. The retina produces a picture that is sent along the optic nerve for the brain to interpret. The parts of the eye are the pupil, iris, cornea, sclera, retina, and the anterior chamber, episclera. The iris has muscles and when the muscles tighten, the pupil change its shape.

The ear’s job is to hear. When you hear the sounds and vibrations from the outside world it goes through the ear into the ear canal and goes through every part of the ear until it reaches the brain. When the sound or vibration gets to the brain the brain will tell you what you are hearing from the outside of your ear. ~More on linked page.

The sense of smell is for protection. The sense of smell is also connected to your sense of taste. ~More on linked page.

The sense of touch is very complicated and very important to our survival. Touch allows us to take in information through pressure, termperature, and pain sensors all over our bodies. ~More on linked page.

The sense of taste is for tasting different flavours. Located on our tongue are all kinds papillae that have special taste cells that send messages to the brain about what flavours we are tasting. ~More on linked page.