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Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Study Using Braille

What kind of information can you get from your sense of touch? Why are fingers used to read Braille? Students make their own secret code and see if their classmates can read what they wrote.


Questions Answered:

  • What kind of information can you get from your sense of touch? 
  • Why are fingers used to read Braille? 


Topics Addressed:

  • Blind individuals can read using a series of raised dots 
  • Sensitive fingertips allow humans to read Braille 


Materials Needed

dull pencil, tee shirt or tea towel


Preparation Time



Teaching Time 

About 20–30 minutes, longer with included writing assignment


Answer Key

Yes! Plus extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys. 


Target Audience

Middle School Students, Ages 11-14


Student Sheets

  • Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting 
  • Diagrams for labeling

Nerves Study: Sense of Touch Study Using Braille


    Answer Keys and Teacher Notes address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.

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