Sense of Hearing



·        Students will listen to story:  Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

·        Students will use their sense of hearing to determine what is inside the sound egg.

·        Students will be able to state the body part used to hear.  

*    Students will visit BrainPop/Senses to learn more about hearing. Another source of information about hearing is Kids Health- Hearing. 



v    Book:  Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?

v    12 Easter eggs filled with various items

v    Copies of egg full of sound activity page



1.      Read story:  Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and discuss what the polar bear hear.

2.    Ask students to guess which of the five senses we will be discussing today.

3.    Introduce the sense of hearing and give background information.

4.    Have students give examples of how they use their sense of sound everyday.

5.    Play tape of sounds and have students use their sense of hearing to guess what each sound is.

6.    Pass out the Egg-Full of sound activity page and explain. 

7.    Pass around one egg and have students shake it and guess what they think is inside.  On their activity page have them place the picture of the object on egg number one.

8.    Once everyone has guessed what the item inside is open the egg and see if they are right.

9.    Continue until all twelve eggs have been passed around.



ü     Have students state one way they use their sense of hearing

ü     Have students name the body part used to hear and have students write one sentence on the computer on how they use their sense of hearing.

ü  Students tell one thing they learned about hearing from the senses web site.


Have students research how animals have adapted to their environment using their five senses. Student can visit Amazing Animal Senses to learn about how these topics affect the animals: hearing, temperature, ultraviolet light, gravity, electric fields, visible light, smells, and magnetic fields.