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The tongue as sense organ. We use it to taste with – sweet, sour, salty or bitter?

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2018-07-27
We can perceive tastes with our tongue. To do this we have receptors in different areas of our tongue.
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
Example
Biology; Personal, social and health education (PSHE)
Grade 1 to 4; Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Elementary school; Middle/high school; Vocational training
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