Discover the Senses is the first in our Discover the Human Body collection in the Download N Go series for grades K – 4. Covering science, history, geography, and much more, this new series of discovery is sure to be a hit!
God designed the human body in ways that are astounding—so complex that we can’t begin to fathom the details He took care of as He created man. Of these details, our senses are the ones that enable us to interact with the world that He made, allowing us to taste, touch, see, hear, and smell. Each of these senses is a gift, and together they make a perfect topic of discovery for children.
In this study, your child will investigate a new sense each day, learning what it is and how it works, as well as what it does for him. He will learn what impacts that particular sense; for example, without light, we have no sight! He will also learn about limitations of that sense, and how modern innovation has helped overcome some of the restrictions. And he will meet some of history’s heroes, such as Louis Braille, who helped along the way. Each day, your student will explore and investigate, creating and adding more learning components to his Discover the Senses lapbook—building a wonderful reminder of all that he is learning to be enjoyed for years to come.
Discover the Senses is a terrific adventure, from taste tests to smell experiments, this study will capture their imagination, teach them about how wonderfully they are made, and help them learn more about their Creator as they travel the path of the study.
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“Anyone who knows Amanda Bennett and her previous unit studies know that she is very thorough and unique in the way she approaches subjects that otherwise we would have a hard time putting together. Her approach is streamlined and simple. She really understands us and knows exactly the certain points of any one subject that we would like to introduce to our children. . . . They are a quick, put together, unit study where literally you download the product to your computer, print it up, and get started. Simple enough, right? She includes a short introduction to lapbooking, book suggestions, and fun family ideas. Each day also includes a person from history that could be associated with each sense, for example Helen Keller or Louis Braille. . . . my favorite part of the whole unit study. . . . To sum it up, Amanda Bennett never really falls flat on equipping you with what you need to teach your child. It is science, history, reading, arts & crafts, and Bible class all rolled into one. . . . All the guess work was taken out of how to approach this subject with our children. Amanda has laid it all out for us.”
“Discover the Senses is sure to make an impression on your family! In the course of a week, you will learn in detail about each of the five senses God has amazingly designed in our bodies. Multiple hands-on activity instructions are provided to explore each of these God-given senses with simple household materials. Also included are some sensational ideas for using food to learn about the sense organs, and turn your kitchen into a classroom for the day. Imagine making up a batch of cake balls to learn about the human eye anatomy! What a sight for sweet eyes! I love how Amanda Bennett’s units incorporate Scripture writing and study of Biblical passages that encourage us to be sensitive to God’s truth on each matter. You can truly learn about science, history, art, geography, and more from a Christian worldview. How perfectly fitting are the stories of Jesus healing people with damaged senses, and doing it by his word or a touch! Like all of the Download N Go studies, there are carefully chosen Scripture verses or inspirational quotes that are illuminated with beautiful images in the background between each day’s study. Unique to this study are daily notes of encouragement for our children to take care of their bodies that were created by God with five different sensory organs. Our children will learn how not to be insensitive to these blessings given by the Lord! Another favorite part is a biographical sketch of someone famous who has overcome the challenges of losing a sense, or being born without one or more from the beginning of their life. These true-life examples are sure to be a great motivation for your family to utilize their senses for God’s glory! Are you ready to explore your sense of adventure? Discovery Scavenger Walks provide opportunity to explore God’s Creation and also test your senses! Specific items are listed for each day to make your nature walk an exciting treasure hunt for the eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and tongue! Our family often takes the time to do some of the Digging Deeper ideas at the end of each day. One activity involves making the Braille alphabet with drops of glue! That will be a touching experience for all involved!Consistent with other Download N Go studies are the brightly colored pages with lines for younger children to record basic facts they have learned through watching the videos and reading the Internet links. Lapbooking components are often a favorite for our children, where they can color, cut, paste, and decorate a file folder to their heart’s delight! Many ideas are given for fun ways to culminate the unit study with the entire family. Your family can become sense detectives in just one week! If you have any “common sense,” you will find time to incorporate Discover the Senses into your unit study schedule for this school year!”
” . . . Sadly, there isn’t much “fun” material out there to teach our homeschoolers about the five senses. Well that is now a thing of the past. You can get out the old fashioned books that mundanely show our children what each of the five senses are or you can get Amanda Bennett’s new unit study, and feel, touch, taste, and hear your way through a exciting learning experience. You will teach your little ones how all five senses are used in all of the tasks we do each day. How can I have the sense of touch be tangible in the eyes of my child? I have often shied away from the very simple science of the senses because we inherently know that they can see, feel, touch, taste and hear. Amanda Bennett takes learning the senses to a five-sense joyful overload that will have your children jumping at the opportunity to tell you what sense they used during their everyday tasks! This unit study also caters to the wide range of learning types I have in my household. Amanda’s “hands on” approach helps my kinetic/tactile learner by focusing on her sense of touch. The video links that are provided help my sight learners use their sense of sight. Additionally, Amanda is amazing at asking questions that get my children to really grasp the things we have looked at and learned during the day’s lesson. My favorite section of this unit study is called “Overcoming Challenges.” This section shows my children people who are lacking one or more of the senses, and how they have still lived full lives! The study of these amazing individuals, such as Helen Keller, brings such hope and courage to my children. I have to admit these amazing people inspired and encouraged me as well! I know this unit study has inspired my children and taught them to cherish the five senses that God has given them.
“In a span of five days, you and your kid-students can have a completely jam-packed unit study on our amazing bodies and its senses. Each day you study a different sense of the body: touch, hearing, seeing, smelling, and tasting. Here is a breakdown of what exactly I love about this study:
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