Saturday, October 22, 2011

Making Sense of the Senses

When the teaching assignments were auctioned off at the beginning of the school year, I was too passive to get what I most desired: a science class. Although, I hung out with the Science Club as much as I could, I still missed teaching my favourite subject. Recently our beloved Japanese physical education teacher Miss Momo returned to her homeland. I slyly suggested that our Bhutanese phys. ed. teacher would be better able to keep the athletics program going strong if I took over his Class VIII Science class. And just like that, I have everything I've ever wanted!

Currently, my Class VIII's and I are studying the anatomy and function of the sense organs. I constructed these lovely layers of the human eye (external, sclerotic, choroid, and retina) to make it easier:

They all fit together into a groovy complete eye with openable flaps to see the lacriminal ducts:

When we studied the ears I had the students make the models. The only rule was that that they make them "as cool or cooler than my eye":

All the groups presented their models and I dare say they learned a lot:

Do they love my teaching? Just ask this placard of a heart with my name in it made entirely of marigold petals!


  1. No wonder they love you. You really are a wonderful teacher! They love you and Eye love you. Mom

  2. Hi,

    I really like your science project about the senses. Would you be willing to share the eye flip book files?

    Thanks in advance!