Senses are something that animals use to find out information about the world around them so they can survive. Our five senses are sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.
To better understand how senses work…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Tigers have great eyesight.
The tiger uses its two eyes to hunt and find food. After it sees something it wants to eat, it will run and catch it. The spider uses its many eyes to watch for danger.
Elephants use their sense of touch.
The elephant uses its trunk to explore the world around it and find food to eat. Monkeys use their hands and feet to learn about the world around them and move around in the trees. Some plants use their sense of touch to catch food.
Mice have a great sense of smell.
Mice don’t see very well, but they use their great sense of smell to find food and watch out for danger. Pigs also have a very good sense of smell and can even find food buried underground.
Why does a rabbit have big ears?
Rabbits have big ears so they can hear sound from very far away which warns them of danger and gives them time to run away. Because of the shape of horses’ ears, they can hear sounds from different directions.
People have special body parts used for sensing.
Our eyes are used for seeing, ears are used for hearing, nose is used for the sense of smelling, tongues are used for the sense of taste and skin is used for the sense of touching.