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What Kids Learn
Our senses work together as a team to help us identify things and make sense of the world around us.
This experiment shows kids how it's easier to know what something is when we can see, smell, or touch it as well as hear it. The experiment also shows kids how our brains can sometimes recognize a familiar sound (like a dog barking, for example) even when we don't see what's going on. But seeing still helps. We may know the sound of a siren, for example. But is that a police car, ambulance, or fire truck going by?
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Reviewed by: Eric H. Chudler, PhD