Fill a large jar with jelly beans. Ask your guests to write their name and guess on a piece of paper. At the end of the party, announce who made the closest guess, and present him or her with a copy of The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses, the jar of jelly beans, or other special prize. You could even have first, second, and third prize winners.
Where would we be without our senses? If someone could not see, hear, feel, taste, or smell, that person would not be able to tell anything about the world.
SIGHT - See The Magic School Bus Explores the Senses pages 11-17.
Everyone is blind in one little spot of their eye. It's where all the nerves in the eye come together. They form a bundle called the optic nerve, which runs from the eye to the brain.
HEARING - See pages 20-27.
TASTE - See pages 34-37.
Our taste cells can detect only four tastes: bitter, sour, salty, and sweet. But people can taste over 10,000 flavors. This is because the flavors we taste are mixtures of the four basic tastes, combined with the many different smells from foods.
TOUCH - See pages 38-39.
SMELL - See pages 30-32.
Have a SENSATIONAL Time !