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The Brain and Senses

The Brain and Senses
Welcome to the Brain and Senses! Hi, we are Dr Ellen Poliakoff and Dr Luke Jones and we’re experimental psychologists. This means that we find out how people think and how the brain works. When we are not teaching - or lecturing as it's called at University! Luke's research Do you find that time passes quickly when you are having fun, but crawls along slowly when you have to do something boring? We think that we have an internal clock in our brains that we use to answer questions like these: How long did the event last for? How long will it be until something happens? How long ago did it happen? How well do we remember how long something lasted for? I'm particularly interested in finding out lots more about the latter. Ellen's research We often take our movements for granted, because most of the time we don't have to think about what we are doing. I am doing some research into Parkinson's disease - an illness that affects the brain and makes it difficult to move. Related:  HUMAN BODY

Beginning Science Unit about Your Five Senses This unit includes five worksheets which ask the student to identify items related to a specific sense. The sixth worksheet is a review of the five senses. No answer key provided. Grade recommendation: prek-k • Common Core State Standards Alignment: RI.K.9, L.K.5, L.1.5 Skills: fine motor skills | science | thinking skills | five senses Item 3393 | 6 pages | Publisher: T. Please tell us how you have used this material, see how others are using it, or update/recommend a CCSS. Printing Tip: If a worksheet page does not appear properly, reload or refresh the .pdf file. Beginning Science Worksheets about the Five Senses Click the worksheet preview for the full printable version of Beginning Science Worksheets about the Five Senses. Here are some of the ways our visitors are using this worksheet. • Zulma, a teacher, is using these worksheets as a k-1 handout. • A teacher is using these worksheets in kindergarten.

How Your Brain Works" Every animal you can think of -- mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians -- has a brain. But the human brain is unique. Although it's not the largest, it gives us the power to speak, imagine and problem solve. It is truly an amazing organ. The brain performs an incredible number of tasks including the following: It controls body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and breathing.It accepts a flood of information about the world around you from your various senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching).It handles your physical movement when walking, talking, standing or sitting.It lets you think, dream, reason and experience emotions. All of these tasks are coordinated, controlled and regulated by an organ that is about the size of a small head of cauliflower. Your brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves make up a complex, integrated information-processing and control system known as your central nervous system.

The Skeleton Learn about the skeleton and why we need it! © 2012 This website is produced by the Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development Division at The University of Manchester The 5 Senses Worksheets – Free Science Worksheets for Kids Can you smell, hear, touch, taste and see things? Good. That means your 5 senses are working just fine. Can you imagine what life would be like if you couldn’t do one or more of these things? These free printable 5 Senses Worksheets help you learn more about your body. The sense of smell Your nose is used for more than just breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide – it is also the organ you use to smell things and as an aide to the sense of taste. Minty - ToothpasteMusky – Dad’s aftershaveFloral – FlowersPutrid – Bad breathPungent – GarlicEthereal – FruitsCamphoraceous – Moth repellantThe sense of taste Your tongue contains taste buds that enable you to experience different flavors and identify the temperature and texture of the food you eat. Sweet – Maple syrupSour – LemonSalty – PretzelsBitter – Unsweetened chocolateSense of hearing Your ears are responsible for the sense of hearing. Sense of touch Know more about the human body and other science topics here.

Brainsmart - Brain The Five Senses ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years. Our educational games are easy to use and classroom friendly, with a focus on the alphabet, numbers, shapes, storybooks, art, music, holidays and much more! ABCya’s award-winning Kindergarten computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years.

Your Amazing Brain You carry around a three-pound mass of wrinkly material in your head that controls every single thing you will ever do. From enabling you to think, learn, create, and feel emotions to controlling every blink, breath, and heartbeat—this fantastic control center is your brain. It is a structure so amazing that a famous scientist once called it "the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe." Your brain is faster and more powerful than a supercomputer. Your brain generates enough electricity to power a lightbulb. Neurons send information to your brain at more than 150 miles (241 kilometers) per hour. When you learn, you change the structure of your brain. Riding a bike seems impossible at first. Exercise helps make you smarter.

Neuroscience For Kids The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. Can't find what you are looking for? Portions of Neuroscience for Kids are available in Spanish, Slovene, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Telugu, Japanese, Belarusian, Serbian, Russian and Turkish. "Neuroscience for Kids" is maintained by Eric H.

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