In the basic lesson, after reading a book to introduce taste, students will practice recognizing the four different tastes – salty, sweet, bitter, sour – using different water solutions and then they will taste 8 different food items and practice putting them into the correct taste categories.
Standard 2: Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of properties, forms, changes and interactions of physical and chemical systems.
2.2 Students will be able to examine, measure, describe, compare and classify objects in terms of common physical properties.
Equipment Provided in the Kit
Taste by M. Rius, J. M. Parramón and J. J. Pui
Cards labeled salty, sweet, bitter, and sour
6 sets of containers labeled sugar, salt, baking soda, and lemon juice. Please return them clean and dry.
12 Hand held mirrors
Diagram of the tongue
Picture cards of food
for more information:
Lauren Rivers, STEM Enrichment Director