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Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by lapinrose, Jun 12, 2011.
Aurely by year 10 they will be used to sensory testing?
Look through the resources, several of us have put lesson ideas there.
Get some spice/small jars. Put cotton wool into each to disguise/conceal the contents then add an aroma to each (e.g. coffee, vanilla, mint, etc). The students have to sniff the contents and guess what is in there. Use a tble to help the students write down their results. Spot on identification will get full marks, identifying similar smells (e.g. smells like the dentist = cloves) get lower marks.
You can do blind tasting/touching using similar techniques.
Explain to the students that to be a sensory tester for specialist products like tea/coffee/chocolate in the food industry you have to pass tests like this to qualify.
they love this exercise and it will appeal to all ability groups.