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Lab-Aids: Investigating the Sense of Taste Kit - STEMfinity
  • SKU: LAB-1280

Lab-Aids: Investigating the Sense of Taste Kit

$120.99

Lab-Aids: Investigating the Sense of Taste Kit


This Lab-Aid is a highly motivating and fun-filled series of activities that allows students to discover a variety of concepts about themselves through their own sense of taste. Using simple activities and working in teams, students study the relationship of smell to taste and how closely tied they are to each other. They then locate andmap as well as identify, the areas of the tongue which detect the taste sensations of sweet, salty, bitter and sour. They discover that all taste buds are not sensitive to the same taste. This kit consists of two complete student investigations, with additional activities suggested in the teacher's manual. A teacher must provide a fresh apple, potato and onion for the first investigation.


Content List:
  • 4 dropped controlled bottles Sweet solution
  • 4 drop controlled bottles Salty solution
  • 4 drop controlled bottles Sour solution
  • 4 drop controlled bottles Bitter solution
  • 100 wood toothpicks
  • 120 cotton tipped applicators
  • 60 plastic dishes
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides I and II
  • 1 Teacher's Guide

Classroom Planning:
  • Number of Students: 30
  • To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period