A&P Module 9 : Senses
Lesson 1 : Somatic Senses
Objective(s): (1) Identify and describe the five general types of sensory receptors; (2) Explain sensations and how sensory adaptation occurs; (3) Describe the receptors associated with the senses of touch, pressure, temperature, and pain; (4) Explain how pain impulses are regulated.
Essential Question: How does our somatic senses help us maintain homeostasis?
Vocabulary: somatic senses, sensation, chemoreceptors, thermoreceptors, mechanoreceptors, photoreceptors, projection, adaptation, free end receptors, Meissner's corpuscles, Pacinian corpuscles, endorphins
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 9-1 (see Slides 1-10); Somatic Senses IP
Lesson 2 : Sense of Taste and Smell
Objective(s): (1) Name the body's special senses; (2) Describe how the body senses chemicals in the air and interprets them into smells; (3) Describe how the body senses chemicals introduced into the oral cavity and interprets them into taste.
Essential Question: How does the body take chemicals from the air and food we eat and interpret them into the senses of smell and taste?
Vocabulary: special senses, olfactory receptors, olfactory lobe, olfactory code, taste buds, gustatory cells, taste hairs, saliva, umami
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 9-2; Sense of Taste and Smell IP
Lesson 3 : Sense of Hearing & Equilibrium
Objective(s): (1) Identify the parts of the ear involved in hearing and explain their function, (2) Identify the parts of the inner ear involved in equilibrium and explain their function
Essential Question: How does the ear function in sensing hearing and maintaining equilibrium?
Vocabulary: auricle, pinna, lobule, external auditory meatus, tympanic membrane, tympanic cavity, auditory ossicles, malleus, incus, stapes, eustachian tube, cochlea, organ of Corti, static equilibrium, dynamic equilibrium, semicircular canals
Assignment(s): Cornell Notes 9-3; Sense of Hearing & Equilibrium Handout