Monday, October 3, 2011

Five Senses (Smelling and Tasting) Experiments

Last week we worked with our fifth grade buddies. I had different items labeled for students to smell and taste. Each student, along with their fifth grade buddy recorded (on the sheet seen above)whether the smells were good or bad by circling a happy face or sad face. Then, students wrote what they thought the item was. Students also had to close their eyes and taste a few different items (chocolate, lemon, flour, salt, sugar,and potato chips). Students tried to identify whether each item tasted sweet, salty, sour, or bitter. At the end of the experiment, before revealing each item, we let the fifth graders smell and taste. One interesting discovery for the Kindergarteners was that after tasting a few different items, some of their taste buds had a more difficult time identifying what type of taste the food items were!!
Five Senses on PhotoPeach

1 comment:

  1. And this is why my kid comes home and does nothing but continue to "play school." These types of experiences and the interaction with the older kids is so great for them.