Taste and Smell: Does your taste come from your smell?
My son was SUPER into the human body when he was in Kindergarten. We started homeschooling when he turned 1st grade, and we adapted anatomy with learning from his favorite book ‘Human Body Theater.’ While he learned about senses, we tried this tasting experiment for fun.
What We Used
- Any condiments, spreads, butter, jam, etc. for tasting
- Items you can cover your kid’s nose and eyes (We used bandana, hat, and facial tissue for the nose)
- Any board (e.g., cardboard) for hiding the spoons (optional)
Resources for Learning Topics
Human Body Theater: A Non-Fiction Revue” by Maris Wicks
This book is entertaining. It’s like a graphic novel (comic) style, and you will be so informed about the human body after you read!
Step by Step
We used peanut butter, maple syrup, jam, steak sauce, and chocolate syrup for tasting.
We covered his eyes with bandana and hat; also, we stuffed nose with facial tissue.
Finally, we covered the spoon just in case. Then taste one by one, and my son guessed what he was eating. He realized some of the tastes were very hard to tell without smelling. One thing I regret about this experiment was not taking the result. We were too excited to write them down!
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