What can our eyes 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 sight-dependent food investigations…
- Identification: What is it? (e.g., It is an apple.)
- What texture(s) are visible? (e.g., smooth, bumpy)
- What shape(s) are visible? (e.g., sphere, oval, triangular)
- What colour(s) are visible? (e.g., yellow, purple, reddish/green)
- What is it’s visible condition? (e.g., ripe, unripe, rotten)
- What state(s) of matter are visible? (e.g., solid, liquid, gas)
- What parts are visible? (e.g., stem, leaves, roots, etc.)
- What other objects are visible? (e.g., food labels, dirt, live insects, insect burrows, spots, scratches, teeth marks, chewed up portions, etc.)
Can you think of other food-related questions that can be answered by sight?
Some ‘sightly’ resources for students…
- A word bank full of useful SIGHT words.
Last updated: September 2019