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Sense organs – sense of feeling

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How sensitively our skin reacts to temperatures can be seen in the sauna. After the heat, the cold gets our blood circulation going!

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2018-10-26
The skin gives us information about temperatures via receptors. As a rule, the heat in the sauna makes our blood pressure go down. The subsequent sensation of cold on the skin does not just stimulate the peripheral blood circulation. A reflex reaction via the autonomic nervous system causes our blood pressure to rise to the normal level again as well.

Information and ideas:
Use picture to introduce topic with the question "What can we feel with our skin?", e.g. cold, heat, wind etc.

Relevant for teaching:
The human body
Structure and function of a sensory organ
Reception of stimuli and processing of information
Senses discover the environment
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Grade 1 to 4; Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Elementary school; Middle/high school; Vocational training
Sense organ; Skin
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