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?
It was easier to catch the ruler with one of the senses because some people are faster at some senses than others.
The smell signal that you came up with with your partner, you would smell and just close your fingers when you smell it.
You would have to put something on their tongue, so they can taste it.
You have the signal, and your partner does it, so it goes to your brain through the nerves, then your brain tells your fingers to pinch. The muscles pull and the fingers close. And the amazing thing is is that all of that happens in an extremely fast amount of time.
I flinched a bit and my eyes shut closed. It was a reflex, trying to protect my eyes from harm.
Your eyes would be closed so you can still see after. So like a bug was flying at my eyes, they would close and the bug wouldn't get in my eye.
I think it does because it's all just a natural reflex. The senses were used in both. Muscles were used in both too. I did not have to think about both actions, I just did them.
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