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7 August 2016

Exploring Our Sense Of Taste!

I absolutely love teaching about the five senses! It is so wonderful to see the kids make all the connection between their life experiences and the five senses. 
My absolute favourite sense would have to be TASTE! Why would it not be?! Food, food, glorious food!

Last week we explored our sense of taste with three different sessions- popcorn, hot and cold and identifying spicy, sour, sweet and bitter food. The kids and I had a blast! 

Popcorn 

Popcorn is one of the best experiments you can do for the five senses because it involves all five senses! 
We felt the uncooked corn kernels, and then watched and listened to the popcorn machine and popcorn popping away, and finally we were able to taste the yummy popcorn! The whole room (and corridor) was filled with the smell of popcorn! 

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After we had enjoyed our popcorn, we then completed a graphic organiser to record what we could smell, hear, taste, feel and see when making and eating the popcorn. 


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Hot and Cold 

We defiantly know what cold is in Melbourne at the moment! The day we did this experiment it was a true Melbourne day with drizzle and wind (oh no- inside play!!). 

We started by discussing the foods we eat that are cold or hot and how do we know they are cold and hot. This discussion took us to a discussion about spicy food, and children voted on if they like spicy food or not. 
We listed our food on this sheet!


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I had prepared an ice sensory play bucket. It was simply ice, water and kitchen utensil that I nicked from our play box. I added some food dye after a while as well. 
I encourage the kids to play with ice, and think about what is happening to the ice when we touch it with our bare hands. Safe to say, the kids had an absolute ball! 




To warm ourselves back up, we had a nice warm hot chocolate! And the best part about this was it made in my slow cooker! Amazing!!


Taste Testing - Sweet, Sour, Bitter, Salty

The finally session or experiment was exploring salty, sweet, sour and salty foods. Students were each given a plate with plain chips, lollies, cooking chocolate and a slice of lemon. As they tasted each food we discussed which heading that food belonged to. The best was the lemon and the sour faces the kids made when they put the whole slice in their mouth!


After we tasted and discussed the different food, the kids had to draw a picture and write the food we tasted for each label.

 

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We had loads of fun with these experiments to explore our sense of taste. 

Much love, 

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