Cool Tool

Grade Level: K - 12 Age Range: 5 - 18 Lesson Length: 1 class
Two people testing back of hand sensitivity

Using pencils, students explore touch and temperature sensitivity by finding cool receptors on their skin. Optional: Display Frames may be purchased at or you may call to order them at 1-800-572-2194

Suggested keywords to use when describing your experiment and to find more information on this subject include: primary sensory cortex, cortical homunculus, thermoreceptor, and brain topographic map.


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