Learning English Through the Senses

July 18, 2013 at 7:02 am | Posted in Summer in the City 2013 | Leave a comment

The Yellow Group studied the senses exploring different senses through various experiments.

IMG_0370We did several experiments to test our senses, but focused on seeing and hearing in particular. After learning a bit about the anatomy of the eye we made a simple model of our eyeball. Plus, we talked about animation and how we perceive movement, after which we made a small flip book and a thaumatrope, a type of pre-book flip book, in which a string or stick threaded through two holes allows the disc to be spun, creating a simple animation out of the two-sided drawing.
We talked a little about sound waves and made some rudimentary telephones out of old yogurt cups and some nylon thread and then interviewed each other by using the phones. We also did a quick hearing test to see who could hear the highest pitch.

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