all the students sit in a group in the center of the classroom/hallway
- On one
side of the room, hang the “TRUE” sign.
On the opposite side, hang the “FALSE” sign.
one of the given statements about taste to the students. Give them about 5 seconds to determine
the answer and run to the correct sign.
the correct answer and explanation.
Have the students return to the center.
until all the statements have been read.
nutrients have different tastes. Some nutrients taste better than others.
FALSE! You cannot taste nutrients. They are flavorless.
are invisible things called taste buds on your tongue that allow you to
taste different flavors.
TRUE! Taste buds are tiny organs found on the tongue that sense
have ten taste buds on your tongue.
FALSE! You have about 10,000 taste buds on your tongue.
buds can taste only four different flavors.
TRUE! The four main flavors are sweet, salty, bitter and sour.
have a sharper sense of taste than children.
FALSE! Children have a sharper sense of taste than adults do. As we
grow, our taste buds become dull as they are used more. We can lose taste buds as we get older.
- If we
do not like the taste of a food as a child, we will always not like the
taste of it as an adult.
FALSE! As your taste buds become duller, you will like different
taste buds for tasting salty and sweet flavors are found on the front tip
of your tongue.
TRUE! Sour flavors are tasted on the sides and bitter flavors are
tasted on the back of the tongue.
usually have more taste buds than boys do.