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- To realize that there are 4 fundamental tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter
- Retrieve your materials from the shelf. You and the child should each receive your own cups (2) and napkins. Also remember to bring a water pitcher filled with drinkable water.
- Place one set of bottles in a vertical line on the table. Place the other set of bottles in a vertical line on the table but not directly next to its pair in the other set.
- Bring down one bottle from the right side line of bottles.
- Unscrew the top of the bottle you are about to taste and set back down. Pick up the spoon with your left hand. With the dropper, place a few drops of the solution into your spoon.
- Place the spoon into one of your cups of water to clean. Set on a napkin to dry.
- Take a drink of water from the other cup to rinse the taste out of your mouth.
- Invite the child to taste in the same fashion.
- Bring down a bottle from the left side line of bottles.
- Taste in the same way outlined above. Invite the child to taste it.
- Determine whether or not they are the same smell. If they are not a pair, place the bottle from the left side at the end of its line and move all the bottles in that line down.
- Bring down another bottle from the left side line of bottles. Determine if it is a pair. If not, continue in the same fashion as outlined above. If they are pairs, place them next to one another on the table.
- Continue until you have found all pairs.