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1. My body responded when the paper ball was thrown at me by: While I was holding the see-through paper, my partner through the ball at me and she told me that I held the paper even stronger. I believe I did that because I was scared. I also ducked my head to avoid getting hit by the ball. I closed my eyes and scrunched my face a little because I was scared again that I was going to get hit.
2. These reflexes that I did while the ball was getting hit at my face would be good when I didn't have the see-through paper because I ducked my head so I would get avoid getting hit by the ball because then my face wouldn't get hit. I also scrunched my face and closed my eyes so I protected my eyes while getting hit.
1. Can you feel it when your pupils dilate?
2. Do you have any control over your pupils when they dilate?
3. What do we call this when a reflex happens without our control?
4. Why do our pupils get bigger in the dark and smaller in the light?
5. How does this reflex protect our eyes?
1. Actually, not really, I can't really feel when my pupils dilate. But it does hurt when I put my eyes into the light/sunlight.
2. I do have a little control over my pupils when they are dilated because I can go into the light and my pupils will get smaller in the light. But I believe you can't really control over your pupils but that is one idea.
3. We call this an involuntary reflex that happens without our control. It happens even when we don't think about like blinking or breathing.
4. I think that our pupils get bigger in the dark and smaller in the light is because i believe there is a part in our eye that controls our pupil and controls when it gets bigger or smaller.
5. I think that this reflex protects our eyes because if our pupils are always un-dilated, then too much light will get into our eyes and something bad might happen. The same with dilated pupils, to much darkness gets into our eyes and something else bad might happen.
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1. I think that the sense of hearing was more difficult than all the other senses because I never knew when my partner was going to snap and my partner never knew when I was going to stop. I think the sense of sight was the easiest because you could see when your partner was about to do something like clench his fist of nod his head.
2. We could use the sense of smell by: I could use a bit of hand sanitize on my hand and put my hand close to my partner's nose. So when he smelled the hand sanitize, that would indicate for him that I was about to drop the ruler and it was time for him to catch it.
3. For the taste, my partner had the great idea of having a piece of chocolate on a string. So my partner would have his mouth open and I will gently put the piece of chocolate in his mouth. And when it would be in his mouth, that would tell me that it was time for me to drop that ruler and it was time for him to catch it.
4. So when my partner, for example, stomped on my foot, the nerves in my foot sent a message to my brain and the brain sent a message to fingers that it was time for me to put my fingers together to catch the ruler.
7. No, they both did not respond in the same way because for the blinking, you can not control blinking when you are not thinking about it but when you are thinking about it you can control it. Catching the ruler you have to think about catching the ruler because if you do not, the ruler will just fall to the ground without you catching it. Blinking uses the sense of sight because when you see something, you might want to blink because of that. Catching the ruler uses the sense of everything, sight, touch, hearing, tasting, and smelling. So technically you could use all the senses for catching a ruler because they are all possible. Blinking and catching a ruler does use muscles because whatever is able to move in the body has a muscle. For catching a ruler you do have to think about the action but for blinking, you don't really have to.