Sense organs are
like the windows to the outside world. There are five sense organs in our body
such as eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin. They make us aware of our
surroundings. We are able to see, hear, smell, taste and feel, only through
Eyes help us to see
things around us i.e., their colour, shape, size whether they are near or far,
moving or at rest. The eyelids and eyelashes keep the eyes safe. The eye has
three main parts namely cornea, iris and pupil.
Ears help to hear
and differentiate sounds around us. The ears also help us in maintaining the balance
of the body when we are walking, running or climbing. The ear has three major
parts, the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. The outer
ear in human beings is made up of an external flap called pinna.
Skin is the largest sense organ as it covers
the whole body. The skin helps to feel the things around us by touching, that
is whether they are hot or cold, smooth or rough, dry or wet, hard or soft.
Skin covers the body and protects it from germs. It also keeps the body moist
and regulates the body temperature.
of the skin
1. Skin forms an
effective barrier against infection by microbes and pathogens.
2. Skin helps us to
synthesize vitamin D using sunlight.
Care of Your Sense organs
not read in very bright or very dim light and also in moving vehicle.
exposing eyes to screens of television, computer, laptop and cell phone for a
not rub your eyes harshly.
your eyes gently with clean water, two or three times a day.
should be protected from hard blows.
should never try to prick ears with toothpicks or hairpins, which are dangerous
practices because it may puncture the ear drum and cause ear infection.
should bath at least once a day to keep skin clean and fresh.