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Edible/Inedible


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    University of Washington

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Edible/Inedible

In this activity about olfaction (9th activity on the page), learners smell 10 different items with different odors, including some edible food items. Learners try to identify the things that can be eaten and those that can't. This activity page includes a link to background information about the sense of smell.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

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

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Smells: edible (i.e. cheese, curry powder, mushrooms) and inedible items, at least 10
  • Containers for items

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Smell

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • smell

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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