Science KS1 / KS2: Using our sense of touch to identify objects
All mammals use their senses to collect information about the world around them.
Dr Brain sets a challenge to see if they can identify objects using just their sense of touch.
When a mammal, like us, touches something, the nerves under their skin send messages to their brains so they can decide how something feels.
Can the Mad Lab team identify the mystery objects without seeing them?
This clip is from the series Ultimate Brain: Mad Lab.
You could use this film to demonstrate how pupils might use different adjectives to describe how things feel.
Pupils could then feel a range of different materials in class and discuss different ways of describing how they feel.
These films are suitable for teaching Science at Key Stage 1 and 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland.