Thursday, 13 November 2014

Jerome and James Mmm thats 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 experiement

  1. There are 5 main flavour receptors. Sweet, Salty, Bitter, Sour and Umami.
List some foods fit each of the flavour receptors.

  • Coffee
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sea salt
  • Lemons
  • Yogurt
  • Oranges
  • Syrup
  • Cookie
  • Muffin
  • Watermelon
  • Apple
  • Pineapple
  • Cherry
  • Pancake etc
Umami (savoury)
  • Pies
  • Mini Spinach Breakfast Quiche
  • Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

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

Papillae (p.26)
Its has about 10,000 taste buds that is on top of your tongue,your papillae.
Receptor (p.26 )
Receptor is a taste bud that recognizes food types like sweet,sour,salty,bitter and umami(savoury).

texture (p.25)

The feel and appearance of food or other substances.
recognise (p.28)
It is to see something and immediately identify that object / Person12

  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.
    Use the template for a science report below to write what you did, and what you found.

Question: Do our taste buds require smell?

Hypothesis: I think that we won't be able to taste anything and you will have to rely on the textures that your tongue picks up (Eg Flakes, crumble and it continues)

  • Food
  • Blind fold
  • Hands
  • Partner(s) (optional)
  • Nose
  • Piece of paper and a pen/pencil


  1. First you prepare the food
  2. Then you put on the blind fold
  3. Then with one hand pinch your nose and make sure you can’t smell anything
  4. With the other hand put the Jelly bean or other types of food in your mouth
  5. Chew it and do not swallow
  6. Tell your partner what you taste, for example texture and taste
  7. Then when he/she has written it down on the piece of paper  
  8. After they did that take off the blindfold and unblock your nose
  9. Then tell them the difference in the tastes

  1. The first taste I got when I put the Jelly bean in my mouth was the sugar
  2. I also looked for the texture and what I picked up was a flakey kind of texture
  3. When I opened my eyes and unblocked my nose I immediately knew what the flavour was
  4. The flavour I guessed was Grape and the bean flavour was Grape.
Yes, My hypothesis was right because I looked for the texture and how much sugar I could taste in that bean.

Once completed remember to  SHARE your work to blog.
ONLY share the answers/activities which have  SHARE next to them.
Remember to DELETE all the RED text BEFORE blogging

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.

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