IGG PATHFINDER: Now you're a Guide 06

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Take part in activities that use your 5 Senses (5 Senses Station)


Five cent coins
Paper cups
Two pencils per Guide
Large bowl or pot
Cling film
20-30 grains of uncooked rice
Baking tray
Paper towels
Foods to taste
Drinking water
Pots with smelly objects ( see overleaf for list of items)


The 5 senses are -feeling, smelling, seeing, hearing and tasting. The Guides should be encouraged to develop each of their senses to the best of their ability by taking part in a range of activities.
• Set up a station for each Sense (details overleaf)
• Divide the Unit into groups of equal size
• Aim of each activity is listed below

Aim of each Station
• Activity One: Show how two eyes help you better judge where objects are.
• Activity Two: Show how two eyes give you more depth perception, which is the ability to judge how near or far objects are
• Show how the eardrum works
• Why you need saliva to taste foods. In order for food to have taste, chemicals from the food must first dissolve in saliva. Once dissolved, the chemicals can be detected by receptors on taste buds
• How areas of your skin contain different numbers of touch receptors. Some body areas are more sensitive than others
• To test the Guides’ sense of smell and ability to identify objects by smell alone


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