The five senses As humans
The Five Senses As humans, we have five tools that help us explore the world around us sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch Our eyes, ears, nose,...
The Five Senses As humans, we have five tools that help us explore the world around us – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin gather a lot of information about the world; they help protect us and help us enjoy life! Not everyone is born with all of these senses
Sight: Our vision is the strongest sense. As soon as you open your eyes every morning, you can see the things around you. You can watch a movie, or see a beautiful sunset, or run and play outside because of your eyes
Hearing: Another important sense is hearing. Our ears allow us to enjoy things like being outside, talking with our friends, and listening to music. Being able to hear also helps protect us from danger, for example, we can hear if a car is coming when we are crossing the street. A human with normal hearing can tell the difference between 1500 sounds! Our brain is able to pick out really high sounds and really low sounds. If you have a piano or keyboard, try playing the lowest note, and then the highest.
Smell: What are some of your favorite smells? Without our noses we couldn’t enjoy things like our favorite meal cooking, or a bouquet of flowers. Our nose also helps us know what we are eating. This happens because as we chew our food, air is flowing from our mouth to the back of our throat. When it reaches our throat, some air reaches the back of our nose. Our nose picks up the smell, and the signals are sent to the brain. The full flavor (whether you like the food or not) is “tasted” by your nose as well as your mouth!
Taste: Our tongue can pick out four types of tastes – bitter, sour, sweet, and salty. We can taste because of the tiny bumps called taste buds that are all over our tongue, and the top (or roof) of our mouth. Taste buds are connected to nerves in the tongue, and they pick up the signals that are sent to the brain so you can taste what you are eating.
Touch: Our skin is very sensitive to what it comes in contact with. nected to nerves. These receptors are spread all er our body, allowing us to feel, but there are more receptors on our hands and face then anywhere else. Our hands are able to act like a second pair of eyes, providing a detailed picture for the brain.