Ch 25: Sight, Hearing & Other Senses - Middle School Life Science: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The sight, hearing and other senses unit of this Middle School Life Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the five senses. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our Middle School Life Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the characteristics of the five senses. There is no faster or easier way to learn about sight, hearing and other senses. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the retina, the iris, the middle ear, smell and taste.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a life science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a sight, hearing and other senses unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Sight, Hearing and Other Senses Unit Objectives:

  • Review the structure of the eye, including how the iris and lens operate.
  • Understand the receptors of the back of the eye and how they contribute to eyesight.
  • Explore the relationship between the optic nerve and eyesight.
  • See what the structure of the outer ear consists of, including the ear canal and eardrum.
  • Study the function and construction of the middle ear.
  • Learn how the inner ear relates to balance and hearing.
  • Examine the senses of smell, touch and taste.

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