Monday, 24 November 2014

Muesli bar labels

we learnt how to understand for food labels and what one was the healthiest and investigated which one   

Thursday, 13 November 2014

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.  
  • Coffee
  • dandelion greens
  • salt
  • lemon
  • sugar
Umami (savoury)
  • chicken

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

Papillae (p.26)
A part of the tongue
Receptor (p.26 )
Things that help us taste
texture (p.25)
The feel or look of something
recognise (p.28)
To see something that you had 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.
    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 because if something smells nice then it probably taste nice  

Hypothesis: i thought that is was going to taste yuck

jelly bean

close my eyes,squeeze my nose and put the jelly bean into my mouth and i’m not supposed to know the colour and taste and when i opened my eyes and let go of my nose then it will taste different
and guess what color or what flavor.

Observations: when my nose was closed and i ate the jelly bean, it tasted like sugar until i let go of my nose, the taste of the flavor was sweet and i hypothesis that it was pink and it would taste like grapefruit but it tasted like candyfloss.

Conclusion: My hypothesis was wrong.