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Animal AttractionAdd to list Details
Investigate a flower's power of marketing by making an imitation flower that successfully signals a bee (or other pollinator of your choice) to visit.
Bee TalkAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners smell bottles containing bee pheromone molecules (or herb/spice extracts as a substitute). Bees release these molecules to send messages to each other.
Shark Sense of SmellAdd to list Details
This is an activity about our sense of smell and how it compares to sharks' super noses. Learners will create varying solutions of water and perfume.
The Jelly Bean Challenge
In this activity, learners explore how their sense of smell affects their taste buds. Learners taste different flavored jelly beans while holding their nose.
Smelly BalloonsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners sniff out scents hidden in balloons! After investigating, learners discover we sometimes can use another sense (smell) to detect things too small to see.
Learners smell balloons filled with different scents to guess what's inside. From this, they infer the presence and motion of scented molecules.
Young learners investigate and observe the properties of three liquids -- water, vegetable oil, and corn syrup. They use their senses to collect data and ask and answer questions.
Expose Your NoseAdd to list Details
In this simple exploratory activity (1st activity on the page), blindfolded learners try to identify mystery items by smell.
Our Chemical Senses: OlfactionAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners investigate the olfactory system by conducting several experiments.
Edible/InedibleAdd to list Details
In this activity about olfaction (9th activity on the page), learners smell 10 different items with different odors, including some edible food items.
Smell the Maillard Reaction
In this activity, learners cook amino acids and sugar to explore the range of aromas released.
Sniffing for a BillionthAdd to list Details
This is an activity (located on page 4 of the PDF under What's Nano? Activity) about size and scale.
In this wintertime outdoor activity, learners role play wolves tracking their prey by following scented trails.
Exploring Size: Scented BalloonsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use their sense of smell to explore the world on the nanoscale.
Animal ScentAdd to list Details
This activity (on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Animal Scent Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into animal behavior.
Smell DetectiveAdd to list Details
In this activity about olfaction (8th activity on the page), learners smell 10 different items with different odors. Then they try to identify the smells when they are mixed together.
Are balloons porous or non-porous? In this activity, learners watch an entertaining Mr. O video and conduct a simple experiment to find out.
The Nose KnowsAdd to list Details
In this activity (2nd activity on the page), learners explore how the nose is responsible for part of the flavor we taste in food.
Make Your Own PerfumeAdd to list Details
In this activity about olfaction (7th activity on the page), learners use natural ingredients to concoct their own perfume.
Biochemistry Happens Inside of You!
In this four-part activity, learners explore how the body works and the chemistry that happens inside living things.