Thursday, 13 November 2014

Joseph 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
  • Cocoa beans
  • Ginger
  • Seawater
  • Corn beef
  • Beef jerky
  • Turkey Jerky
  • Sour lollies
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Flavoured powder (drinks)
  • Chocolate
  • Lollies
  • Cake (Caramel slice, mud cake and carrot cake)
  • Coconut
Umami (savoury)
  • Pies
  • Quiche
  • Mince savoury (mini savoury)
  • Chicken savoury (mini savoury)

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

Papillae (p.26)
Something small
Receptor (p.26 )
Its sensitive to touch and heat
texture (p.25)
The flavour is either rough or has soft texture
recognise (p.28)
Identifying someone you’ve seen before

  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?
Yes so you could have a better taste and smell in your meal because if you cannot smell it wouldn't be tasty how it normally would be it will corrupt your meal that you are having


I think theres going to be no taste in the jelly beans because we closed our noses so we couldn't smell and we cover our visioned so we couldn't see so I think theres going to be 15%
of taste.

Materials: Blindfold, jelly beans and a person to experiment on

  1. First you find a partner (make sure he is alive)
  2. Then you get jelly beans (make sure there not expired)
  3. make sure your partners eyes are closed and nose is blocked.
  4. After you have found the jelly beans insert it into your partners mouth and Then you write down what your partner is saying about the taste and the smell.



Once completed remember to  SHARE your work to blog.
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.