Children Wafting in Science Class

18th September, 2009 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 4 Comments

Remember to always use the wafting technique to smell objects safely in science class.

Remember to always use the wafting technique to smell objects safely in science class.

The sense of smell plays a big part in our everyday lives.  When we take in scents throughout the day, our brain is helping our body make sense of the world around us.  Smells are stored in the right side of the brain like a filing cabinet.  As smells are recorded, the setting is connected to the smell as a visual image.  That is why when you smell a candle or air freshener, you might know that you recognize the scent but it may take you a while to connect the smell with the memory of where you smelled the scent.  If a child has never smelled burned wood, this might be their first experience with the smell.  In this case, they would need some guidance.

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Posted on: September 18, 2009

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4 Comments

Brendan Reynolds

February 20th, 2010 at 2:35 am    


You have really great taste on catchy article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it.

Sara

February 22nd, 2010 at 8:18 pm    


I have taught Pre-K for six years and my students enjoy learning big science words such as wafting. I enjoy teaching the five senses and using dixie cups to teach how to smell safely using wafting. It is an important skill to show children, especially students at this age group. I am glad that a fellow educator feels the same way.

igbejerk

March 13th, 2010 at 5:46 pm    


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Michelle

April 19th, 2010 at 5:23 pm    


This is my first visit here, but I will be back soon, because I really like the way you are writing, it is so simple and honest

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