Information Processing Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn about how different sense receptors are specialized for particular kinds of information, which may be then processed by the animal’s brain. Information Processing learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.
Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts.
The five senses include touch, sight, taste, smell, and hearing. Sensory information is information that can be gathered from the environment. Examples of sensory information are light, sound, odor, or temperature. All organisms have structures, which are the physical parts that make up an organism.
Different kinds of sense receptors allow animals and plants to gather different kinds of sensory information. Animals have external and internal sense receptors. Sense receptors send information about the environment to the brain. The brain is an internal structure in an animal that processes sensory information. Perception happens when information is sent to the brain and processed immediately. Some information sent to the brain is processed and stored as a memory.
An animal’s brain allows it to respond to sensory information in different ways. Animals use their perceptions and memories to guide their actions. An animal’s brain determines how it behaves in response to its environment. An instinctual response is a behavior that an animal does automatically without thinking about it. Behavior is how an organism responds to its environment. Survival is the ability of an organism to stay alive in its environment.
A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.
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