A blindfolded student "listener" is placed in the middle of a circle of other students who all have different sound makers. The listener must attempt to point in the direction he/she hears the sound. Other students may have such titles as Data Recorder and Soundmaker. Variables such as allowing the listener to turn or not turn his/her head/body are included. There is a separate teacher guide, student guide and an extensive article of background information that discusses the physiology of how our bodies hear and interpret sound. Suggestions for extending this activity are included, as well.
Students will learn how to investigate the touch sensory system to discover more about the skin and its sensory receptors. Through a variety of experiments, they will learn how touch information is important in motor tasks. Students will design their own experiment through an inquiry-based approach. Extensive teacher and student guides are provided.