|Dr. Explorer From Mad Science|
She brought lots of interesting things to share with us.
|Dr. Explorer's Interesting Items|
We began by identifying our five senses. We have been studying the five senses at school and we knew them all! Dr. Explorer brought out her Magic Bag. She asked for volunteers. Each volunteer placed their hand in the bag and described how the object they were touching felt.
|R. felt something soft.|
|J. felt something soft too.|
Before he placed his hand in the bag, this little boy asked if Dr. Explorer had a snake in there. She assured him that she did not.
|There was no snake in the bag. C. felt something rough.|
|M. found a soft stuffed duck.|
|O. found a prickly plastic plant.|
|E. found a smooth magnifying glass.|
After everyone had a chance to feel the objects, we talked about our sense of hearing. Dr. Explorer played us a cd of sounds. Our job was to identify them.
|Dr. Explorer is playing a cd of sounds for us to identify.|
We listened carefully to each sound. Some of the sounds we heard were fireworks, a cow mooing, breaking glass and a rocket blasting off. Some were easy to identify, while others were a little harder.
|A Loud Sound|
We used our sense of smell to identify some scents. We didn't always get these right, but we were close!
We talked about our sense of taste. For our sense of sight, Dr. Explorer showed us two pictures. On one side there was a fish. On the other side there was an empty fish bowl.
|An Empty Fish Bowl|
Dr. Explorer placed the straw between the palms of her hands and rubbed quickly. The fish was now in the fish bowl!
|Can you see the fish in the fish bowl?|
Dr. Explorer tricked our eyes! The fish wasn't really in the fish bowl. This is called an optical illusion. Dr. Explorer helped us make our own Thaumatrope to take home!
|Three Year Old A.|
|Three Year Old A.|
|Dr. Explorer putting our Thaumatropes together.|
Thank you for coming to visit us today Dr. Explorer! We learned so much and had a great time!