Inside and Out Week 6 Day 1
Today’s topic was focused on Animal Senses and how/why they are different from ours. Which creature do you think has the best sense of sight that we know of so far? See if your camper remembers! We discussed animals that have incredible eyesight and played the game “Eagle Eye”. Then we discussed creatures with an amazing sense of smell and played a smell tracking game that led us to a treasure. After discussing creatures with a sensitive sense of taste, we used our found treasure to conduct a blind taste test game. Then we had snacks and went to the obstacle course. Next, we focused on creatures with the super sense of hearing and tested our own hearing in a game of “Firesticks” (try to sneak up and take a stick without the Fire Protector hearing you). Then we discussed creatures with a heightened sense of touch and tested out sensory skills with a Mystery Box (try to guess what object you are holding in the mystery box using only your sense of touch). Lastly, we talked about senses that some animals have that we don’t (magnetoreception, electroreception and seeing UV light). Then we started some UV paint artwork that shows a hidden image only revealed when using a UV flashlight pen which each camper gets to keep. We will finish them tomorrow. We also went to the creek and saw a non-venomous brown water snake (I can tell by it's narrow head, the pupils are circles not slits and coloring/pattern is not Hersey kisses like a Copperhead). We observed it from afar and I guarded it to make sure kids didn't play near it. Some also caught water beetles or frogs and played with clay. They also started to write their original play to be performed Friday at 2pm.