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Science, Math & Technology Got a question? Join us to share ideas and strategies for making science and math instruction effective and meaningful for students. Classroom technology questions are also welcome! source

The 5 Senses - A collection of ideas/activities dealing with all 5 senses. Lots of hands-on ideas included! source

Five Senses - Seven integrated lessons with activities on the five senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch) with links to Spanish translations source

Five Senses (Minutes from ME) - Scroll down the page for some hands-on activity ideas for a unit on the five senses: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching source

Neuroscience for Kids - For students and teachers who would like to learn more about the nervous system, from Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D. Includes activities and experiments source

Optical Illusions - A bakers dozen of classic optical illusions source

Protect That Brain! - Mr. Egghead - Demonstrate importance of wearing a helmet to protect the brain when participating in certain activities. Relates egg drop activity to real life situation source

Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World - Report about our senses and the nervous system from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute makes the results of current biomedical research available to all (Adult Resource) source

Smelling - "Mystery Smells" experiment and other classroom ideas for studying the sense of smell. Click on source for related activities source

Taste and Smell - Students test their senses of taste and smell to find out which sends the clearest message to the brain in this activity from Newtons Apple using flavored jelly beans. Includes background information source

The Senses - Experiments to explore the five senses. Teacher resources and links (Neuroscience for Kids) source

Watch the Brain Learn - Activity demonstrates that the brain learns by doing source

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