Fingertips Feel Nina and the Neurons: Brilliant Bodies


Fingertips Feel

Scientist Nina investigates the human body. Experimenters Emilija, Mya and Toni discover that they can use their fingertips to work out if objects are hot or cold.


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# If you've got a question and you don't know where to go

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# Ask Nina for some help Cos she's got a science show

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# She makes sense of senses While helping her fans

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# By doing her experiments with potions and with bangs

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-# Touch your tongue

-Tongue!

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-# Fingers

-Fingers!

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-# Eyes.

-Eyes!

-Ears.

-Ears!

-Nose.

-Nose!

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Luke, he helps us with our eyes and Felix with our touch

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# Ollie sniffs out smells And Belle, she hears so much

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# Bud is Ollie's brother He helps us with our taste

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# They're Nina's little Neurons And they're coming to your place!

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-# Touch your tongue

-Tongue!

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-# Fingers

-Fingers!

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-# Eyes.

-Eyes!

-Ears.

-Ears!

-Nose.

-Nose!

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Oh, yeah! #

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There you are, Prickles. Hello, there.

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I was just watering my cactus plant.

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I named it Prickles because it's got lots of sharp spines.

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That's why I'm wearing these thick gloves, to protect my fingers.

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BEEPING

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I hear a beep, I see a flash. I wonder what they're going to ask.

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-ALL: Hi, Nina!

-Hi, guys!

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We've got a question for you.

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How do our fingertips feel things?

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Great question. "How do our fingertips feel things?"

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I have a feeling I can help you find the answer.

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Why don't you come down to my lab and we'll experiment to investigate?

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-ALL: See you soon, Nina. Bye!

-Bye!

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I'm going to need some help to answer this, and I know who to ask.

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OK, neurons. Time to get to work.

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MUSIC

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ALL: Neurons at the ready, Nina.

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OK, today's question is, "How do our fingertips feel things?"

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Which neuron do you think will be most useful

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in helping us find the answer?

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ALL: Me! Me! Me! Me!

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Will it be fabulous Felix?

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I can help so very much if you need the sense of touch.

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Will it be beautiful Belle?

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I send messages to brain from ear. If there's a sound, I'll help you hear.

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-Will it be lovely Luke?

-For looking and seeing, day or night,

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I'll help you with your sense of sight.

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Will it be awesome Ollie?

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If it's pongy or whiffy but you can't tell

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-my messages help your sense of smell.

-Or will it be baby Bud?

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Sour, salty, bitter or sweet, I'm your taste buddy whenever you eat!

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-Oh!

-It's Felix!

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CHEERING

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ALL: Go Felix! Go, Felix! Go, Felix! Go, Felix!

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Marvellous. A little touch can mean so much, Nina.

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Today's question is, "How do our fingertips feel things?"

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We feel using our sense of touch so touch neuron, Felix, will help us.

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I need to get the lab ready before the experimenters arrive.

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'Toni likes the swings, Mya likes tomato soup

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'and Emilija loves apples.

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'They want to know how fingertips feel things, so today,

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'for one day only, Toni, Mya and Emilija become the experimenters!'

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-Hi, guys!

-ALL: Hi, Nina.

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Welcome to my science lab. Come in. Come on down.

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You asked, "How do our fingertips feel things?"

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A brilliant question. Why do you want to know?

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Because I like cuddling my toys because they're soft and fluffy.

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But we don't know how our fingertips feel things.

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Being able to touch and feel with our fingertips

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helps us do lots of important things and helps us stay safe.

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We should definitely investigate to find out more.

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For our first experiment, we're going to use our senses.

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ALL: Whoop-whoo! A senses experiment! We're ready, Nina.

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For this experiment, I want you to try

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and identify three mystery objects using only your sense of touch.

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This should be lots of touchy-feely fun!

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So put your hand into your box. How does that feel?

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It feels squidgy. I think it's glue.

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-You think it could be glue?

-Gooey.

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Let's see.

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Oh, you were very close. It's slime. Ha-ha!

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Well done, Emilija. OK, Toni. It's your turn.

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Reach your hand into your box and tell us

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what it feels like and then try and guess what you think it is.

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It feels cold.

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-Is it wet or dry?

-It is wet.

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What do you think it might be?

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-An ice-lolly.

-Let's have a look.

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NINA GIGGLES

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Yey, you're right! Well done, it's an ice-lolly.

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It's a bit wet because it's starting to melt.

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OK, Mya, it's your turn. Get feeling with those fingers.

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What does it feel like?

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-It's hot.

-What do you think it might be?

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It might be a hot water bottle.

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Well, let's see. Hand out.

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You're right, it's a hot water bottle. Well done.

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Oh, and it's lovely and warm.

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I'm glad it doesn't feel too hot, Nina. Hot things can hurt us.

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That's right, Felix.

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If we do touch something that can hurt us,

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like my prickly cactus, here...

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-Oh!

-Ouch!

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Our fingertips feel the danger and send a message to our brain.

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Our brain makes us pull our hand away really quickly.

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So our sense of touch doesn't just help us work out

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what things are, it also helps us to stay safe

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and teaches us to be more careful around things that might be

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hot or prickly in the future.

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We still need to find out how our fingertips feel things.

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I know a fun place where we might find the answer.

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ALL: Yey!

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Hmm, where do you think we're going today?

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-Nina said it was somewhere fun.

-Maybe it's a puppet show.

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Puppet shows are fun.

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Maybe it's a finger puppet show, Bud.

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We're here, but I can't see any puppets.

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So experimenters, we've come to a sports centre where children

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can play on this very special floor. Would you like a go?

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ALL: Yes, please!

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OK. We'll all put a foot on the special floor.

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MOOING

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Look at those lights. That's so cool.

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Making those noises sounds like fun.

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It is fun, Belle, but it can also help us

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understand how our fingertips feel things.

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This floor has lots of special things in it called sensors.

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When you touch the floor, the sensors can feel it

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so they light up and make a noise.

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The skin on our fingertips

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and the skin everywhere else on our body has special sensors in it, too.

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We call these nerves.

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-I know all about nerves, Nina.

-I know you do, Felix.

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When something touches our skin, the nerves feel it.

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A bit like the sensors in this floor.

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-Will we try it out some more?

-ALL: Yes!

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ANIMAL NOISES

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Let's see if our hands work on the floor, too.

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-ANIMAL NOISES

-Yes.

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Do you notice anything about the lights and noises, experimenters?

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They're all different.

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There's different colours and different noises.

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That's right. The sensors in this floor aren't all the same.

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Neither are the touch nerves on our skin.

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Come and have a look at this.

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So we've discovered that when we touch something

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with our fingertips, or any part of our body,

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special nerves in our skin sense it, but our nerves aren't all the same.

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This picture shows the nerves in our skin.

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Different nerves sense different kinds of feelings.

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Some of them can feel if something's hot or cold,

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and other nerves can feel when things are hard or soft.

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Other nerves can feel things like tickles. Hee-hee-hee!

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There's more we can know about fingertips and nerves.

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Let's go to the lab for a final experiment.

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ALL: Yeah!

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For this challenge, I need you all to cover your eyes

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so that you can only use your sense of touch, so put on your blindfolds.

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Their sense of sight won't help them now.

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You each have a different mystery something to feel,

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but this time, I want you to use your elbows and feet to feel first.

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Elbows at the ready, girls! Get feeling!

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JAZZY MUSIC

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OK, elbows out.

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-Mya, can you describe what you felt?

-Hard and... Bumpy.

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Hard and bumpy.

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I felt it wet.

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-It was wet. Very good. Toni?

-It was fluffy.

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Very good, girls. I think it's time to feel with our feet.

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I like it when Nina walks barefoot in warm sand.

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Ah, what a lovely feeling.

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OK, feet down and feel.

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JAZZY MUSIC

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Emilija, what does it feel like to you?

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It feels wet.

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-Toni?

-It feels tickly and soft.

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-Mya?

-Smooth.

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OK, I think you'd better use your fingers.

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Oh, goody!

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-Can you feel what they are now?

-Stones.

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Stones! Toni?

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Feathers.

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-Emilija?

-Sponge?

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A sponge. Why don't you take your blindfolds off and have a look?

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Ah! Stones!

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You've got a sponge with water in.

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Well done, experimenters.

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That experiment has shown us

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that it's a lot easier to feel things and work out what they are

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with our fingertips than with our elbows or feet.

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That's because some parts of our bodies have more nerves than others.

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Our fingertips have more different nerves than other parts

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of our body because we need to use them to feel things all the time.

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That's why they're so brilliant and figuring things out.

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So, your question was, "How do our fingertips feel things?"

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I think we've answered it.

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We discovered that skin on our fingertips, and everywhere else

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on our bodies, contains special sensors called nerves.

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Nerves send messages to our brain.

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Different nerves sense different things

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like hot or cold, wet or dry, or if something is sore to touch.

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Some parts of our bodies have more nerves than others,

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and our fingertips have got the most of all.

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They're packed with all sorts of nerves.

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This makes them brilliant at feeling all sorts of things.

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I hope that's answered your question.

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-ALL: Thanks, Nina. Bye!

-Bye!

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Want to find out more about the science all around us?

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Go to the Nina section on the CBeebies website. Have fun!

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-Hearts beating.

-Lungs breathing.

-Fingers feeling.

-Mouths eating.

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And don't forget your brain.

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# Brilliant bodies, brilliant bodies

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# Inside and ou-ou-out

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# Brilliant bodies, brilliant bodies

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# Come on, let's find out about

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# Our happy hands and bendy knees

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# Stretchy backs And noses that sneeze

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-# We all have brilliant bodies

-Brilliant bodies!

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# Every part has a job to do

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# Even scabs and ear wax, too

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# We all have brilliant bodies Brilliant bodies

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# Brilliant bodies, brilliant bodies

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# Lashes to protect our eyes

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# Brilliant bodies, brilliant bodies

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# And don't forget to exercise. #

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I've had a fabby day.

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I bet that cold, hard ice-lolly would've tasted nicer than it felt.

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I've had a brilliant day.

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That special floor made funny noises when it was touched.

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Ah, it's been such a great day, man.

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Seeing the experimenters trying to feel things with their feet.

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Remember, everyone's body is different,

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but they're all brilliant.

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-See you again soon. Bye!

-ALL: Bye-bye!

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Scientist Nina and her young experimenters investigate the human body and find out why it is brilliant.

Nina investigates how fingertips feel things, with the help of Felix, her touch neuron. Experimenters Emilija, Mya and Toni visit Nina in her lab. They discover that they can use their fingertips to work out if objects are wet or dry and hot or cold. Nina explains that sense of touch helps people to stay safe. If the fingertips feel that something is too hot or prickly, a message is sent to the brain to pull the hand away.

Next they go and have fun on a special floor which lights up and makes noises when it is touched. They discover that the floor contains something called sensors. These are a bit like the nerves in skin which sense things and send messages to the brain. Different nerves sense different things like hot and cold or wet and dry.

Back at the lab, they put on blindfolds and feel objects with their elbows and feet. They have trouble working out what the things are. Nina explains that fingertips are much better at feeling things than elbows or feet. This is because the skin on the fingertips is jam-packed with more different types of nerves than any other part of the body.


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