In this activity, students look at the connection between saliva and the senses of taste and smell.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • understand where saliva is produced in the body
  • have an awareness that the tongue is responsible for taste and be able to identify papillae
  • discuss the functions of saliva and realise that it is not only limited to the process of digestion
  • make the link between saliva and the sense of taste
  • understand the connection between the sense of smell and the sense of taste. 

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student worksheet.
    Published 1 February 2011