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May 2002


Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World
Learn about the senses.
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12

http://www.hhmi.org/senses/

CONTENT:
Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World is a site produced by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The site offers scientific findings regarding the senses of sight, hearing, and smell. Drawings depict how the sight organs work and provide other relevant information.
AESTHETICS:
This attractive Web site uses clear text and graphics to explain scientific findings. The majority of information given on the site is text.
ORGANIZATION:
A breakdown of all the articles is available on the left side of each page. The right side of many pages has graphics or animations to help explain the content. The site is easy to navigate.
REVIEW:
This site provides students with lots of information regarding the senses of sight, hearing, and smell. It explores topics such as Breaking the Color Code: How Do We See Colors? regarding sight and color blindness and The Memory of Smells that looks into how smells affect our lives. The content seems to be appropriate for use in the upper grade levels. The site provides a clickable glossary that pops up in a new window and sidebars that address relevant related content. The sidebars also open up a new window. Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World offers educators and older students a wealth of information regarding the brain and how the senses work.
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Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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5/3/2002