A Sense of Matter

You can use your senses to learn about matter. In this activity, you will make a chart categorizing matter by using your senses.

Materials

A boy sitting at a table filling out a chart.

Procedure

Ask a family member to help you make a chart on a sheet of paper. List your five senses (taste, touch, smell, sight, hearing) across the top of the paper in columns. For each sense, look around the house for objects that you can use that sense for. For example, under the heading of “smell” you could list perfume, soup, and so on. Find as many objects for each sense as you can. Make a note about any other things you notice.

Results

What did you notice as you used your senses around the house? Which sense did you use the most? Which did you use the least? What objects from school could you put on your chart?