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How Do the Senses Work (Grades 3-5)

September 22, 2023

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icons of the five senses surrounding the brain. eye for sight, ear for hearing, hand for touch, tongue for taste, nose for smell

Your brain collects information, like smells and sounds, through your five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Each of your five senses has its own special sensor. Each sensor collects information about your surroundings and sends it to the brain. Then, your brain uses the information from your senses to help you understand the world around you.


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