Thursday, February 23, 2012

Science Activity - What's that Taste?

We've been focusing on the senses that past few weeks for our science activities.  So far we have covered touch, smell, and now this week taste.  The inspiration for this taste activity came from my friend Kristina over at School Time Snippets.  She did this activity as part of a Five in a Row lesson on the book Lentil.  Kristina blogs about all their Five in a Row adventures (and more!) which I always find inspiring!  If you're not familiar with her blog, check it out!   Later I also found this post from Raising the Cameron Clan and use a lot of their ideas too, so check that one out as well if this sounds fun to you!

So here is what we did...

First I gathered our supplies.  Into Dixie Cups went lemon juice, vanilla extract, and sugar water and salt water that I made.

I touched each of the Q-tips to different parts of Trevor's tongue and asked him where he felt the taste the strongest.  Then he colored on that part of the tongue.  I guess there are certain parts of the tongue that have the particular taste buds for the four different types of taste, but Trevor's tongue must be special because his was pretty much opposite ;)

Here are some fun pictures I captured.  I don't remember which face was for which taste...except I'm pretty sure that the one he is sucking on was the sugar water =)

Of course this turned into a dumping activity for Mackenzie...this girl is obsessed!

Happy Tasting!

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  1. Oh my goodness! The last picture of Trevor has to be salt water!! Too funny! Thanks for including me in your post : ) Looks like they had a fun time, which is the best part about learning something new.

    1. Woops! I meant to sent you an email telling you I linked to you =) Glad you found it anyways!

  2. Oh, I had forgotten about this one! We did it probably 7 or 8 years ago when my daughter was small! I loved reading Lentil and it looks like your kids are enjoying it too!

  3. What a fun idea! I LOVE how you mapped it out according to what he tasted as well! Thank you for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday! Have a great week!

  4. What a fantastic idea! I love the facial expressions in the photos.

    Thanks so much for linking to Science Sparks. xx

  5. What a wonderful idea! Love that you even mapped out the tongue! I shared this with my facebook readers here:
    Thanks for linking up to TGIF!! Have a GREAT week,
    Beth =-)

    1. Beth! Thank you so much for sharing the post =)

  6. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for linking up to the Kids Co-op! I liked your post so much that I'm featuring it as one of my favorites from last week!

  7. I've been meaning to do this for a while now.
    The look on your kids faces are so cute!!!

    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xxx

  8. We did Tongue Maps in AHG one year, it was so much fun! Thanks for sharing!


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