4th Grade (Ages 9-10)
All animals get information about the world around them and they use this information to modify their behaviors in a way that allows them to survive.
- The world as we know it is dependent on our sensory receptors.
- Humans are the only animals that are able to enhance their sensory systems to detect stimuli that they would not normally be able to detect. That gives humans a definite advantage as to what they can learn about the world.
- How our brains perceive the information that is obtained from our sensory systems depends on a number of factors. We need to understand that not only is the world around us constantly changing, but that our perception of the world also changes. What we know about the world allows us to choose behaviors that will allow us to not only survive – but, to thrive.