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Cutaneous Sensation

2 point discrimination
In-Booth Demonstration

In-Booth Demonstration

Life Science

Life Science

6-12

Middle/High School

You have probably noticed that cutaneous receptors are not equally distributed throughout the skin. Some places on your body are more sensitive than others. This activity explores the density of mechanoreceptors in the skin on the hand. This activity supports 3-dimensional learning and builds toward the following:

  • NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations
  • NGSS Core Idea: Life Science 1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

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