Week 7 (11-7-16) Sensitivity to Touch Part 2

What we’ve been doing these last several weeks in science class is isolating one of our senses. In fact, it seems we’re always blindfolded. But what that blindfold does is give us a better chance of testing the accuracy and sensitivity of our other senses.

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If you can see on the board there, today we’re testing our sense of touch. Again.

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Which means that we had a great beginning last week where we were blindfolded and trying to identify 18 items.

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And then we were also trying to identify Christmas cookie cutters behind closed eyes…

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But we didn’t get a chance to graph or to do anything with our data.

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So that’s where we’re beginning…

By graphing.

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What each student has is a bar graph with numbers listed from 1-10 up the Y axis and the 18 items they were trying to identify with their eyes closed listed on the X axis.

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As they fill in the information on their own graphs, students can follow along on the board as well.

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So here we go.

How many people correctly identified the cork? The spool of thread? The hourglass?

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As hands go up for each item, we count the hands and then record the number on our graphs.

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What we’re really working towards today is presenting our data neatly.

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We’re trying to make it into something worth looking at a second time.

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So here we are. Heads down.

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Making the prettiest little graphs.

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We’ve only left space for half the graph on the board. But, yowser! Even that looks nice.

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Graphing…they’re realizing, takes time.

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And persistence.

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But slowly, this gather-data-and-graph-it is becoming demystified.

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Um. Right here.

Points for perfect graphing posture. 🙂

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Then here we are with our finished graphs.

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Up next is blindfolded Pictionary.

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This is Cody’s flagpole.

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And this…

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Is Wyatt’s balloon.

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While we’ve got Pictionary going on up front…

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On the side, students are Christmas cookie cutter guessing with Mandy.

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So while Riley’s drawing the…

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Cutest little high heel…

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Jocelynn is blindfolded and guessing cookie cutters.

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And that’s how it goes.

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Everybody gets a chance to draw.

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And a chance to guess.

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And a chance to guess realllly close to the board.

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Until every person has had their fingers on the cookie cutters…

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And multiple opportunities to draw.

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Here’s what it looks like from afar.

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And now up close.

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Like up close up close.

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Cookie cutters.

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And…jack-o-lanterns.

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That’s a wrap.

*Our last several minutes were spent on our hearing project–where we’re trying to identify each other by our voices only. Trick-y. But I’ll save the telling of it all for next week.

Blessings to each of you.

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