The Special Senses - For more information


Green, Patrick. Seeing Is Believing. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press, 1996.

Kittredge, Mary, and Mary Talbot. The Senses. New York: Chelsea House, 1990.

Llamas, Andreu. Taste. New York: Chelsea House, 1996.

Parker, Steve. Senses. Brookfield, CT: Copper Beech Books, 1997.

Ripoll, Jaime. How Our Senses Work. New York: Chelsea House, 1994.

Suzuki, David, and Barbara Hehner. Looking at Senses. New York: John Wiley, 1991.

WWW Sites

Mystery of the Senses Activity Guide
Site provides information on the five traditional senses and an activity/experiment for the student related to each of those senses. Information based on the NOVA special mini-series Mystery of the Senses.

Neuroscience for Kids—The Senses
Highly recommended interactive site provides an extensive amount of information about the five traditional senses. A link to each sense provides further information and experiments/activities to learn more about that particular sense.

Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World
Site developed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute is an extensive educational resource with information about brain function and the senses. Also contains a useful glossary of terms relating to sight, hearing, and smell.

The Way the Eye Works
Site provides a straightforward discussion of the way the eye works and what happens when it does not.

Your Gross and Cool Body—Sense of Sight
Site presents facts and answers questions about the sense of sight.

Your Gross and Cool Body—Sense of Smell
Site presents facts and answers questions about the sense of smell.

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