Identify the major structures and functions of the sensory system.
- The eyes function in sight.
- The ears function in hearing.
- The nose functions in smell.
- The skin functions in feeling pain, heat, cold, and pressure.
- The taste buds function in detecting sweet, salty, sour, and bitter taste sensations.
- How do eyeglasses correct common vision problems?
- What is colorblindness? How is it caused?
- How many smells can the nose detect?
- How can the sense of smell be a defense mechanism for the body?
- How are taste and smell interconnected?
- Where are the receptors for hearing located?
- What precautions can be taken in young adulthood to reduce vision problems later in life? To reduce hearing loss over time?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will investigate and understand life functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key concepts include
- comparison of their metabolic activities;
- maintenance of homeostasis;
- how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans;
- human health issues, human anatomy, and body systems;
- how viruses compare with organisms; and
- evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious disease.