Tomorrow is Sydney's day to be the classroom Expert Scientist. It's been a while since we last did a science project.
This time our project is simple and fun.
Sydney has a bag of Jelly Bellies to share with her class.
She will ask her class if they think smell affects taste. Then she will give each of her classmates a jelly belly and instruct them to plug their noses before eating. They will plug their noses, chew, and then unplug their noses.
You gotta try this.
It is amazing how much more you can taste with your nose involved.
Then she will explain that your tongue can only taste a few things (sour, sweet, salty, and bitter) but your nose can recognize over 10,000 scents. When you eat, your nose and your tongue send messages to the same spot in your brain that recognizes flavors.
Very cool! Good luck Professor Syd.
It is package time. Sometimes I have a hard time knowing just what to send, so I'm posting this list in case you are looking for ideas. I have loved reading BW's care package lists. And, well, I just like lists. In front of me on the desk is my list of things to do tomorrow. And next to that is my list of things I should do before Nathan comes home (including get a new driver's license...but I've still got a couple months... actually a little more than a couple, but almost less than a few...) Anyway, back to the care package:
Nathan, cover your eyes if you are reading this.
I am sending:
A bag of Jelly Bellies
2 wood turning catalogs
a superman pez
pencil with a scary eyeball eraser
more CD's of Conference
blank DVD discs
a funky ball
tuna and crackers
random kid art
and an assortment of chips (sun chips, doritos, cheetos) in single serving bags.
I think that's all. Not terribly exciting. Next week I'll need to gather up a father's day care package. Any ideas?