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My Nose Knows

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

50 minutes
Primary subjects: 
Environmental Education, Science
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In this lesson, students learn about their powerful sense of smell. First, they listen to a story about a boy named Robert who dreamed that aliens were trying to rob humans of their noses. As Robert explores the meaning of his dream, his friends help him understand the value of our noses and our sense of smell. Students participate in the story by smelling scents that are mentioned at key points in the story. After the story, students take a moment to apply what they have learned by classifying odors as pleasant, unpleasant, or danger-alerting. Finally, students synthesize what they have learned as they discuss the importance and usefulness of their sense of smell and how it can help protect them from unhealthy environmental conditions.

Key objectives for students
Describe how their noses can help them detect clues about the world around them.
Classify odors as pleasant, unpleasant, or potentially dangerous.
Discuss what to do when their noses detect an unpleasant or potentially dangerous smell.
Secondary subjects
Art, Mathematics, Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies
senses, smell, odor, Aroma, scent, Air, Air pollution, Climate
Collaboration, Communication skills, Critical Thinking, Systems thinking
Curiosity, Mindfulness
Brain-Based Learning, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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