The Early Years: Safe Smelling

by: Peggy Ashbrook

Using the sense of smell, animals find food or a mate and detect the presence of predators; their survival depends on this. In a discussion on using our sense of smell to keep use safe, some children may relate experiences of smelling something burning. Identifying the five senses and corresponding sense organs is part of national science content standards for science as inquiry and life science (NRC 1996). The objective of this month’s lesson is to experience using our sense of smell and notice the variety in favorite smell choices.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2009Stock # sc09_047_02_19Volume 047Issue 02

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