Ch 28: Sight, Hearing & Other Senses Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Sight, Hearing and Other Senses chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the five senses and the anatomy of the eyes and ears. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Sight, Hearing and Other Senses chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The Eye and Eyesight: Large Structures;
Receptors of the Back of the Eye: Retina, Rods, Cones and Fovea;
How Receptors of the Eye Conduct Information via the Optic Nerve
The iris, pupil and cornea;
How the eye's photoreceptors transmit information to the brain;
Functions of the rods, cones and optic nerves of the eye
Tuesday Anatomy of the Ear's External Structures How the pinna and tympanic membrane transmit sound waves
Wednesday The Middle Ear: Structures and Functions The characteristics of the middle ear and the ways in which it carries sound waves
Thursday How the Inner Ear Supports Hearing and Your Sense of Balance How fluid in the ear facilitates hearing, and discovering how the ear's vestibule and semicircular canals help maintain balance
Friday Taste, Touch and Smell A look at the receptors that are responsible for these senses

7 Lessons in Chapter 28: Sight, Hearing & Other Senses Lesson Plans
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The Eye and Eyesight: Large Structures

1. The Eye and Eyesight: Large Structures

Would you be able to see anything without a lens in your eye? Does the lens change shape? Does the iris? What structure gives you your eye color? Find out all of this and about things like the ciliary muscles and the cornea as we delve into this lesson.

Receptors of the Back of the Eye: Retina, Rods, Cones & Fovea

2. Receptors of the Back of the Eye: Retina, Rods, Cones & Fovea

Find out how we see the world in color, what rods and cones are, and how camera film fits into all of this. In addition, you'll find out what the retina is and what gives you the ability to see at night.

How Receptors of the Eye Conduct Information via the Optic Nerve

3. How Receptors of the Eye Conduct Information via the Optic Nerve

You will learn how your eyes are able to see the image in front of you thanks to special cells called photoreceptors. In addition, these receptors have very important proteins called rhodopsin and photopsin; and all of these things work together to transmit information to your optic nerve.

Anatomy of the Ear's External Structures

4. Anatomy of the Ear's External Structures

What is the pinna? Is it the same thing as your earlobe? Does the eardrum have anything to do with the tympanic membrane? Find out as we explore all of this and other important structures involved in the sensation of hearing as sound enters your ear.

The Middle Ear: Structures & Functions

5. The Middle Ear: Structures & Functions

Your middle ear turns sound waves from the world around you into vibrations, which can be used to make nerve signals for your brain. This is a big job for the tiniest bones of your body. Learn about the little bones, or ossicles, of the middle ear.

How the Inner Ear Supports Hearing and Your Sense of Balance

6. How the Inner Ear Supports Hearing and Your Sense of Balance

You usually think of your ears for hearing, but did you know they also help you maintain your balance? In this lesson, you will learn about the structures of the inner ear and how they help support hearing and your sense of balance.

Taste, Touch & Smell: Proprioception & the Somatosensory System

7. Taste, Touch & Smell: Proprioception & the Somatosensory System

How do taste, touch and smell work? Also, what is proprioception? Throughout this lesson, you'll get a detailed description on each of these remarkable senses.

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