Learning English Through the SensesJuly 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.
We 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.