Sense organ tongue
The tongue as sense organ. We use it to taste with – sweet, sour, salty or bitter?
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Each region recognises a different sort of taste.
Very subtle differences, however, can usually only be distinguished with the help of the sense of smell!
Information and ideas:
Students can study the different regions and test them:
- bitter: back part of the tongue
- sour: right and left edges of the tongue, more to the back
- salty: middle – edges left and right
- sweet: tip of the tongue
Relevant for teaching:
The human body
Structure and function of a sense organ
Reception of stimuli and processing of information
Senses discover the environment