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KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT


PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER PROGRAM

Teacher Candidate: Morgan and Tatiana Date: ___

Cooperating Teacher: Coop. Initials

Group Size: Allotted Time __50 minutes (2 days) Grade Level 3rd grade__

Subject or Topic: ___Performance Assessment Section

STANDARD: (PA Common Core):


3.1.3.A9. - Use simple equipment (tools and other technologies) to gather data and understand
that this allows scientists to collect more information than relying only on their senses to gather
information.

3.1.3.A9. - Use data/evidence to construct explanations and understand that scientists develop
explanations based on their evidence and compare them with their current scientific knowledge.

I. Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes):


a. The third grade students will be able to identify how each of the five senses works
by recording information from the internet and defining the related terminology.
b. The third grade students will be able to analyze their results by creating a research
question to investigate and present their findings.
c. The third grade students will be able to apply their knowledge of findings by
creating a visual aid, or activity, to further show their understanding of the sense.
II. Instructional Materials
a. Reference materials about the five senses (books and websites)
b. Poster board or large sheets of paper
c. Construction paper
d. Colored markers
e. Composition paper
f. Copy of the test for each student
III. Subject Matter
a. Unit Content
IV. Implementation
a. Introduction
i. Review with the students the unit and ask questions about what they
learned. Let them discuss with a partner what they liked about the unit.
Allow 3 minutes for discussion.
ii. Divide the class into groups and go over how to play the jeopardy game,
including instructions and how to be respectful of others:
1. Pick a box under a category and answer the question or give the
word for the definition
2. Be respectful of others if it isn’t your groups’ turn
b. Development
i. Play the game with the students (be mindful that everyone is a winner)
ii. Once the game is over have the students pick a partner (or for time sake,
divide the class yourself)
iii. Assign each of the groups one of the five senses (some may be repeated,
that’s ok). Explain that each group will research how the assigned sense
works and will create a labeled picture that illustrates this process. In
addition, each group will select a question about the sense, then research
the answer. Use 2 or more websites, and be sure to include the link in your
project.
iv. Here are some examples of possible research questions for each sense.
Each group should select at least one question they wish to explore.
SIGHT
 Why do some people need glasses? How do glasses improve vision?
 What causes nearsightedness? How is it different from farsightedness?
 How does corrective laser eye surgery work? How does it improve vision?
 Why are some people colorblind?

SOUND
 How do sounds reach the brain?
 Why do some sounds have a low pitch, while others have a high pitch?
 Why are animals such as dogs able to hear sounds that humans cannot?
 When someone is “hard of hearing,” what are some possible causes?

SMELL
 Why do certain smells instantly evoke specific memories or feelings?
 How are the senses of smell and taste related?
 If you hold your nose while eating, how are tastes affected? Why?

TASTE
 How do taste buds work? How does the tongue recognize different tastes, such as the
bitterness of a lemon or the sweetness of sugar?
 Which taste cannot be detected by the tip of your tongue: bitter, sour, salty, or sweet?
Why?

TOUCH
 How does your hand tell the difference between hot and cold surfaces?
 How do blind people use braille to read?

c. Closure
i. Each group gives a class presentation tomorrow (the next day) using their
diagram, any other visual aids, and any additional supporting materials.
Each presentation should begin by explaining how the particular sense
works. Then the group will explain their answer to one of the research
questions.
ii. Then each students will write a short paragraph, 3-5 sentences, about the
sense their group was assigned and what new information they learned in
their research.
iii. Then hand out a copy of the test to each student and have them take the
test. Collect it as they finish and allow them more time to work on the
project.
V. Evaluation of Students
a. Rubric

Category 3 2 1
Visual Aid/Activity Students created an Student created a Student did not create
excellent visual aid visual aid/activity a visual aid/activity
and simulating that was geared to go with the
activity to go along towards the sense presentation of
with their they were assigned. information.
presentation.
Knowledge of Sense Students reported Students reported Student’s report did
important findings on important findings, not maintain a clear
the sense, maintained maintained a clear focus of the project
clear focus of the focus of project and and students had a
project and was able answered some difficult time
to answer all questions from the answering questions
audience questions. audience. from the audience.
Research Web Students used 2 or Students used 1-2 Students used no
more websites to find websites to find out websites to find out
out information and information and information and
answer their answer their answer their
question(s). question(s). question(s).

VI. Resources
 (2018). The Incredible Human Body: The Five Senses. Retrieved from
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/the-incredible-
human-body-the-five-senses.cfm
5 Senses Test
Name:
_________________________________________________

Multiple Choice: Circle the correct answer. (3 points each)

1. If someone was describing something as stinky, smelly, or unpleasant, which


sense were they using?
a) taste
b) touch
c) sound
d) smell

2. Which of the following in NOT one of the five senses?


a) smell
b) touch
c) laughing
d) taste

3. What senses are you using when you are in the movie theater watching a
movie? (Not eating any popcorn!)
a) taste and touch
b) touch and smell
c) hearing and touch
d) hearing and sight

4. This word can be used to describe the sense of hearing.


a) loud
b) pretty
c) furry
d) happy
5. When someone is blind, they do not have which sense?
a) hearing
b) smell
c) sight
d) touch

Matching: Draw a line to match each vocabulary word to its definition.


(1point each)

A. odor
6. The dark hole at the center of the eye that changes size to
control the amount of light that passes through.

B. receptor
7. A region in the body that responds to a stimulus and sends a
signal to the brain.

C. reaction
8. A distinctive smell.

9. A continuing sound, usually someone’s voice that is D. monotone


unchanging in pitch and without expression.

10. An action or a feeling experienced in response to a stimulus. E. pupil

F. flavor
Fill-In: Complete the sentence by filling in the correct word.
(1 point each)

WORD BANK

taste hear nerves

tongue vibrations nose sight

11. When someone is deaf, they are unable to ____________________

12. ____________________ in the skin detect and tell us how hot, cold, soft,
rough, or painful a touch can be.

13. We use our ____________________ to taste and detect flavor or substance.

14. Hearing is ability to perceive sounds by detecting ___________________


through the ear.

15. In order to smell, you breathe or sniff air to move it past small receptors in
the upper part of your _____________________.

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ANSWER KEY
5 Senses Test
Name:
_________________________________________________

Multiple Choice: Circle the correct answer. (3 points each)

16.If someone was describing something as stinky, smelly, or unpleasant, which


sense were they using?
e) taste
f) touch
g) sound
h) smell

17.Which of the following in NOT one of the five senses?


e) smell
f) touch
g) laughing
h) taste

18.What senses are you using when you are in the movie theater watching a
movie? (Not eating any popcorn!)
e) taste and touch
f) touch and smell
g) hearing and touch
h) hearing and sight

19.This word can be used to describe the sense of hearing.


e) loud
f) pretty
g) furry
h) happy
20.When someone is blind, they do not have which sense?
e) hearing
f) smell
g) sight
h) touch

Matching: Draw a line to match each vocabulary word to its definition.


(1point each)

A. odor
21. The dark hole at the center of the eye that changes size to
control the amount of light that passes through.

B. receptor
22. A region in the body that responds to a stimulus and sends a
signal to the brain.

C. reaction
23. A distinctive smell.

24. A continuing sound, usually someone’s voice that is D. monotone


unchanging in pitch and without expression.

25. An action or a feeling experienced in response to a stimulus. E. pupil

F. flavor
Fill-In: Complete the sentence by filling in the correct word.
(1 point each)

WORD BANK

taste hear nerves

tongue vibrations nose sight

26. When someone is deaf, they are unable to hear.

27. Nerves in the skin detect and tell us how hot, cold, soft, rough, or painful a
touch can be.

28. We use our tongue to taste and detect flavor or substance.

29. Hearing is ability to perceive sounds by detecting vibrations through the ear.

30. In order to smell, you breathe or sniff air to move it past small receptors in
the upper part of your nose.

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