Thursday, 13 November 2014

Mmm, That’s Tasty!

Mmm, That’s Tasty! by Neville Gardner
School Journal June 2012

WALT: Begin to use a range of scientific symbols, conventions, and vocabulary.
SC:      Complete a small science report on the taste + smell experiment

  1. There are 5 main flavour receptors. Sweet, Salty, Bitter, Sour and Umami.
List some foods fit each of the flavour receptors.  SHARE

  • Coffee
  • Salt
  • Lemon, Zombie chew
  • Chocolate,Lollies,Fizzy Drink
Umami (savoury)
  • Mince and savoury,Chicken and savoury

  1. Record the words you didn’t know before. Add a picture or sentence to describe what they mean.

Papillae (p.26)
any small, nipplelike process or projection.
Receptor (p.26 )
Physiology. an end organ or a group of end organs of sensory or afferent neurons, specialized to be sensitive to stimulating agents, as touch or heat.
texture (p.25)
the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface
recognise (p.28)
to identify as something or someone previously seen.

  1. On Page 29, there is the great jelly bean challenge. Mrs Parker will provide you with some Jelly Beans (or other items) to complete this task. SHARE
    Use the template for a science report below to write what you did, and what you found.

Question: Do our taste buds require smell?

Hypothesis: No taste in the jelly bean.

  • Hands/Blind fold
  • Mouth
  • Jelly bean

  • Blindfold
  • Block nose
  • Put jelly bean in your mouth and chew.

Observations: I closed my eyes and blocked my nose, i put the jelly bean in my mouth and the first flavour i tasted  was pineapple flavour.Then when i unblocked my nose i tasted feijoa and got it right.

Conclusion:  My hypothesis was wrong.

ONLY share the answers/activities which have  SHARE next to them.

When sharing your work on your blog remember to write a sentence to explain what you read, and what the activity was.
Conference with your teacher before sharing.

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