Was it more difficult to catch the ruler using one of the senses as compared to the other? Explain.
How could you use only the sense of smell to catch the ruler?
How could you use only the sense of taste to catch the ruler?
Explain how your senses, nerves, brain, and muscles in your fingers helped you to catch the ruler for one of the senses explored. Use pages 17-23 of your student reference book to help you.
How did your body respond when the ball of paper was thrown at you?
How would this reflex protect your eyes if the transparency had not been there?
Do you think the nervous system responded to catching the ruler and blinking in the same way? Why or why not? Were the senses used in both? Were muscles used in both? Did you have to think about both actions?
Yes. I thought that my senses work better with sound. That was my best one.
You could used the sense of smell to trigger the pinch by the smell of a mint and when they smell the minty smell they then will try to catch the ruler.
For catching the ruler from just the sense of taste you could have the person stick out their tongue and when you place a mint on their tongue. When they taste the mint they can try to catch the ruler.
First the nerves or senses notice that the ruler is coming by the thing you decided would be the trigger. Once the trigger happened it would signal a message to the brain which will send a message to the muscles in your finger to pinch and try to catch the ruler.
I flinch and shut my eyes because my brain thought the ball was coming.
It would protect my eyes from getting a cut because my eyes where closed and they were moved out of the way from the flinch.
No because one of the reflex is to protect you the other one is more of you knowing when blank is going to happen you need to blank.