4th April 17
Like all living things we use our senses to experience the world around us. Here we have some pictures of our year 3 students talking and exploring different senses during the IPC project. They explored how our eye pupils open up and close to allow or block the light. We used cardboard rolls.
David A. explained his classmates a curious touch test with 3 glasses of water (cold, warm and lukewarm) the children put two fingers in the cold one and the other two fingers in the warm for a minute, before putting the 4 fingers together in the lukewarm glass. They find that it feels warm to one hand and cold to the other. This is because we judge temperature by relating it to our body temperature.
The children made their own optical toys: thaumatropes (the ‘bird in the cage’ illusion). We discussed how the movement of the object affected what they saw and how these thaumatropes “fool” our eyes.