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IGG INVESTIGATE and EXPLORE: Choice Challenge 22

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22.Learn about your 5 senses (smell, touch, sight, hearing, taste)(Smell)


 Sealable containers labelled with numbers or letters
 Smelly Produce
 Piece of paper per six
 Ideas:beetroot , furniture polish ,syrup, tomato ketchup, coffee, hot chocolate, garlic, water, vinegar, perfume, onion, washing liquid, fabric conditioner,orange juice,


IntroductionWe rely on our five senses to provide information about the world around us,Our senses allow us to enjoy our food, the sound of music, the smell of a cake baking imagine what we would miss out on if we could not smell. This activity shows us how much we know just from our sense of smell

Instructions: Smell:
Set up as many stations as you have sixes. Have a leader at each station. At each station have 3 or 4 sealed containers with something smelly inside. (If the containers are clear put a piece of cloth soaked in the smell into the container)
Position a six at each station with all the Brownies blindfolded. The sixer has a piece of paper with the six name at the top. The leader holds one of the containers under each Brownies nose in turn and they decide what is in the jar. Majority deciding. The leader writes down letter/number along with the sixes decision. When the Brownies have finished they move to the next station. Once they have been to all stations they sit in their sixes and Brown Owl asks them in turn what the smell from each container was and tells them the correct answer.

This game can also be played in pairs with girls taking turns as to who is blindfolded at each station
Or in sixes with Brownies taking turns at not being blindfolded and doing the writing at each station

Remind the Brownies our sense of smell protects us from eating bad food and helps us enjoy the smell of the outdoor (mown lawn etc) and indoors (dinner cooking)

Ideas adapted from http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson183.shtml


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