Human Senses Experiment Kit


This kit provokes a personal interest as students identify response areas on their bodies. They become aware of their sensory perceptions and the physiological characteristics of the body receptors.

Average grade 

Kit Includes:

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides, Part I and Part II
  • 120 3” Cotton-tipped swabs
  • 30 6” Cotton-tipped swabs
  • 30 Blind spot determiners
  • 30 Metal probes
  • 15 Taste solution dishes
  • 15 Styrofoam ball pin holders
  • 2 Bottles of Bitter Solution
  • 2 Bottles of Salty solution
  • 2 Bottles of Sour solution
  • 2 Bottles of Sweet solution
  • 2 Drop controlled bottles of Perfume
  • 2 Vials of oil of Cloves
  • 2 Vials of Oil of peppermint
  • 1 Package of straight pins
  • 1 Package of bristles
  • 30 Inhalers

Scientific Concepts:

  • “Mapping” the taste sensations of sweet, salty, bitter and sour
  • Determine olfactory fatigue and recovery times by inhaling different odors
  • Discovers hot and cold nerve endings as they "map" a section of skin
  • Locating nerve endings for touch (pressure) and pain
  • Determining the two-point threshold of various parts of the body
  • Investigating blind spots, dominant eye, visual accommodation, near point of vision and after image
  • Experiments with flex actions

Classroom Planning:

  • Number of students: 30
  • Number of groups: Maximum 15 groups per period
  • To complete this kit requires approximately one 50-minute class period
Nancy H
Sense organ chapter activity:

Wow, what a great addition to our anatomy chapter on sense organs. I have used this for several years and my students enjoy the kinesthetic learning. I turn this kit into stations around the room. The instructions are there for a reason! I recommend this kit.

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