Starting at $28 - 45++ for min 30 students
Understanding our senses - How do our senses help us to navigate and understand our world?
Learning about the sense of smell can provide several benefits for higher primary students, including:
- Enhancing their appreciation of food: Understanding how the sense of smell works can help students appreciate the flavours and aromas in food better. This knowledge can also encourage them to try new foods and be more adventurous with their food choices.
- Developing their vocabulary: Learning about different scents and smells can help children develop their vocabulary and descriptive language skills. This can help them express themselves better in writing and speaking.
- Improving their memory: Smells can trigger memories and emotions, so learning about the sense of smell can help children improve their memory skills. This can also help them better remember important information for school.
- Enhancing their creativity: Smells can inspire creativity and imagination. Understanding the sense of smell can help children explore their creative side and find new ways to express themselves.
- Developing their scientific knowledge: Learning about the sense of smell can introduce children to the field of biology and chemistry, and help them understand how different chemicals interact with the body to produce smells.
1. Science : Human Body, Sense of Smell, Olfaction, Chemistry, Animal world, Plant world, Exploring science outside of classroom
Exploring science extends beyond classrooms, captivating young minds in a multidimensional journey. Dive into the intricate world of olfaction, unraveling the chemistry of scents within the human body. Extend the exploration to the animal kingdom, where keen noses aid survival, and the plant realm, unveiling the secrets of aromatic molecules. Venturing outside the classroom, students witness science alive in nature, forging connections between textbook knowledge and real-world wonders, fostering a lifelong curiosity about the intricate tapestry of the natural world.
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2. Language & Literacy: Descriptive writing using senses, in particular "Sense of smell"
In language and literacy, embracing descriptive writing ignites a sensory symphony, with a special focus on the sense of smell. Students embark on aromatic adventures, painting vivid word pictures that evoke scents, enhancing their storytelling prowess. Through olfactory imagery, language blossoms, allowing young writers to convey emotions and settings with nuanced precision. This aromatic approach not only refines their descriptive skills but also deepens the connection between language and sensory experiences, fostering a love for expressive and immersive storytelling in the rich tapestry of words.
3. Arts Education: Importance of Sense of Smell & crafting your own scent
In arts education, the sense of smell becomes a potent tool for expression. Encouraging students to craft their own scents transforms artistic endeavors into aromatic masterpieces. As they delve into scent creation, students blend creativity with craftsmanship, engaging in a sensory dialogue with their compositions. This olfactory exploration not only expands their artistic horizons but also instills a profound appreciation for the interplay of senses in the creative process, making the arts a holistic and deeply personal avenue for self-expression.
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4. Sustainability efforts for rainforest & orchids of Singapore
Understanding the importance of sustainability efforts for Singapore's rainforests and orchids is vital for students. Rainforests, rich in biodiversity, play a crucial role in global climate regulation and provide essential ecosystem services. Orchids, emblematic of Singapore's flora, require conservation to maintain biodiversity. Teaching sustainability fosters environmental awareness, inspiring responsible practices. Students learn to appreciate and contribute to the preservation of rainforests and orchids, ensuring a harmonious balance between human development and the protection of these unique ecosystems.
5. Citizenship education, Singapore's floral history and heritage through scents & perfumery
Citizenship education in Singapore intertwines with the nation's floral history, creating a sense of identity and pride. Exploring this heritage through scents and perfumery deepens the connection, offering a unique sensory journey. Understanding the significance of native flowers and their cultural roles fosters a sense of responsibility in preserving Singapore's botanical legacy. Through fragrance, students not only delve into the art of perfumery but also appreciate the historical, cultural, and environmental dimensions of the nation's floral tapestry, promoting a holistic understanding of citizenship.