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Taste Match Game


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    University of Washington

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Taste Match Game

In this activity (3rd activity on the page), learners taste test different foods and categorize them as sweet, bitter, sour, or salty. Learners compare their results with the group. Does everyone taste the same thing? Pictures of food can be substituted for the real thing if necessary.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Food items (or photos from magazines)
  • Pencil and paper to record the results

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Taste
      • Perception
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • taste

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Chudler, Ph.D., Eric H.

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009

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