Neuroscience for Kids: Touch Experiments

Here are a dozen and a half of experiments involving the sense of touch that students can conduct on their own or together as a class. One includes a lesson plan for teachers to use. The activities are rated for grade-appropriate use from K-12 and use just common, everyday objects to set up the experiments. One interesting exercise involves a two-point discrimination test and a “homunculus maker.” Make a maze from glue and try to navigate through it with your eyes closed. Compile a group of touch boards that have different textures that you can differentiate. The experiments are fun and, of course, encourage kinesthetic learning.

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