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Name: Daniel Romero and Leonardo Montealegre Date: 5/31/21 Student Exploration: Senses Vocabulary: auditory cortex, auditory nerve, cerebrum, cone, gustatory cortex, hair cells, hypothalamus, involuntary, nerve impulse, neural pathway, neuron, olfactory cortex, olfactory bulb, optic nerve, rod, sensory neuron, somatosensory cortex, somatosensory nerves, spinal cord, stimulus, thalamus, visual cortex Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.) ⦁ What are different types of information that your body can detect from the outside world? How things taste and smell, look like and feel. ⦁ What organs does your body use to collect the information described in the last question? Ears, eyes, skin,tongue, nose. Gizmo Warm-up Stimuli are changes inside or outside the body that cause a response. In the Senses Gizmo, you will explore how different sense organs detect stimuli from the environment and send messages about that stimulus to the brain. On the NEURAL PATHWAYS tab, drag the apple slice into the white Stimulus box. Drag the eye into the Sense organ box. Click Play ( ). ⦁ What do you observe? How nerve cells transmit light signals to the brain. ⦁ How do you know that the eye senses the apple? Because light receptor are activated at the back of the eye by incoming light ⦁ The neural pathway represents the nerves that connect the sense organ to the brain. What happens along the neural pathway when the eye sees the apple? Because of the visual corte ...
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