What is That: Can You Touch?

  • Kindergarten
  • Science
  • 75 minutes
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September 22, 2015
by Sanayya Sohail

Use this lesson to teach your students about their sense of touch. Have them close their eyes to touch various objects and guess the name of the object.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe their sense of touch. Students will be able to identify various objects based on their sense of touch.

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Lesson

Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Tell your students that they will be learning about their sense of touch today.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Put various objects from the classroom in a basket.
  • Go around the class and ask your students to pull out an object. Ask your students to close their eyes when they pull out the object.
  • Ask your students to touch the object and say the name of the object based on their touch.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20 minutes)

  • Direct your students to get a partner.
  • Give each pair five index cards.
  • Ask them to draw and color something hot when they touch it on the front of the card. Ask your students to tell their partner to draw the opposite of hot on the back of the card.
  • Instruct your students to do this for soft, dirty, and bumpy. Explain that the opposites of these are hard, clean, and smooth.
  • Have them put their index cards in a sandwich bag.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Ask your students to complete the Touch worksheet.
  • Instruct them to draw something that they would touch at the beach on the Touch worksheet.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Ask your students to walk around the class and touch ten objects. Ask your students to write down the object and the feeling they feel after touching it. An example could be hard for chair.
  • Support: Take out the basket of objects from guided practice. Have students touch each object and identify the feeling. Explain the feeling of each object that they don't understand.

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Have your students complete the Sense of Touch worksheet.

Review and Closing (20 minutes)

  • Ask your students to share the items they drew on their cards during guided practice with the class.

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