Senses in Environments

This lesson will hopefully get students to reflect on their knowledge of the five senses. This exercise should help students analyze and evaluate each given photo. Students will be shown each of these photos and asked what they might feel, smell, taste, sound, and see in this particular environment. I chose a picture of a snowy, beachy, and city like environment to give students completely different environments to reflect on. While picking these pictures I have took into consideration different types of people with different perspectives. Some children may never experience a snowy environment and may have a hard time coming up with senses in this environment. These photos can be vastly different and can be altered for every classroom. This lesson should help enhance and test students understanding of the five senses, while also having them reflect on their experiences.

Guiding Questions

  1. What might you see, smell, taste, hear, or feel?
  2. What experiences have you had in this environment? How did/might you feel in this environment?
  3. How does this environment contrast/compare to your current environment?

Image Sources


Andaman Beach – A Funstay day

New York City

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