What can our ears tell us about food?
At TASIS, science students have offered a number of answers to this question and their answers have been converted to a series of questions for use in hearing-dependent food investigations…
- Identification: What is it? (e.g., It is a potato chip. It is a glass of carbonated water.)
- What texture(s) are audibly present? (crunchy, crispy, crackly, squishy, hard, soft, fizzy, etc.)
- What sounds are audibly present in the immediate eating environment? (e.g., noisy, calm, silent, clattery, chattery, musical, rhythmic, tranquil, soothing, etc.)
- What living creatures are audibly present inside? (e.g., Is there a beetle larvae feeding inside of the chestnut?)
Can you think of other food-related questions that can be answered by hearing?
Some ‘ear-ey’ resources for students…
- A word bank full of useful HEARING words.
Last updated: September 2019