Learning about the senses is an important first step for young scientists. Our senses are not only the way we interpret the world, but they are also key in conducting scientific observations and developing conclusions. From a young age, children love learning about their senses and using them to explore the world around them. Build on this innate curiosity at all ages, and learn how to apply it to your STEAM work. Here is a list of our favourite books about the human senses.
BOOKS ABOUT THE SENSES
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Just Getting Started
You Can’t Taste A Pickle With Your Ear
A fun book that encourages hands on learning as preschool and kindergarten aged children learn about their senses, and why some senses are better at a task than others.
I Hear A Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch and Taste it, too!)
A Caldecott Honor Winner, we have another pickle book that is perfect for young children learning about their senses.
My Five Senses
A simple and colorful book that provides an early exploration of the senses
The Magic School Bus
Perfect for young scientists that are looking for answers to all their why questions.
How To Really Fool Yourself – Illusions For Your Senses
A fun way to explore how your senses work, by playing tricks on them!
Advanced Exploration of the Senses
A Natural History of the Senses
A wonderful read about the senses that will inspire readers to use powerful language to connect with readers through the way we sense the world. A great book for young aspiring writers to learn more about descriptive language use as it relates to incorporating the senses.
More Than Meets The Eye – Seeing Art With All Five Senses
A beautiful book that brings together the science of the senses with art appreciation.
Now Available! STEAM Powered Kids – Learning the Senses
Still looking for more activities and learning about the senses? Check out the first book in a brand new educational series, STEAM Powered Kids – Learning the Senses.