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Surprising Senses - Feel the Difference
 
The Sense of Touch

Materials you will need:

A Few Friend
• A Blind Fold (optional)
• Iron Nail
• Compact Mirror
• Cotton Balls
• Metal Spoon
• Plastic Spoon
• Glass Bowl
• Plastic Bowl
• Metal Bowl
• Wooden Ruler
• Plastic Ruler
• Paperback Book
• Newspaper
• Thermometer (optional)
 
 
Steps

1. Gather some different objects from around the house and maybe even the garden shed (garage/carport). 

2. Keep all these items in the same room for at least half an hour so they reach room temperature.

3. To make this experiment a bit more fun, include a few friends in on this one.

4. Use a blind fold and hand each object to one person at a time and ask them how the item feels to them; Is it cold, ice cold, warm or hot to touch?

5. Write down the results of each item in your journal.

Note: Be sure to keep your notes from this experiment being carried out indoors and then try doing this same experiment outside. If you have a carport or garage this experiment could be conducted around the same time.

First conduct your experiment indoors and then place the same items in a shed/carport/garaged (best to leave the items for at least half an hour to adjust to the environment) and record the results for each item as above.. Another test could be conducted outside on a warm day and then outside on a cold day. Make sure you write/record the outside temperature outside for each experiment.

Another fun way you could conduct this experiment is to walk around your house and touch different surroundings in your home.  You could even do this bare foot touching different floor materials.


Some articles to test could include:

• Outside Wall (from within your home)
• Inside Wall
• Metal Bar Stool
• Counter Top
• Washing Machine
• Leather Sofa
• Cloth Sofa
• Hearth
• A Wall Mounted Mirror
• A Window
• A Wooden Floor, Tiled Floor and Carpeted Floor

Be sure that you do not touch any appliances that have been heated or switched/turned on.

 
 
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