What can our fingers (or other body surfaces, e.g., palm, cheek) 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 touch-dependent food investigations…
- Identification: What is it? (e.g., It is an apple.)
- What tangible texture(s) are present? (e.g., furry, smooth, bumpy, etc.)
- What tangible shape(s) are present? (Use two hands!)
- What is the mass of it? (Use your hand as a balance/scale!)
- What tangible state(s) of matter are present? (e.g., solid? liquid? airy? solid-liquid combination?)
- What is it’s temperature? (e.g., hot, warm, lukewarm, cool, cold, freezing, etc.)
- What tangible consistencies are present? (e.g., runny, grainy, gritty, greasy, sticky, fibrous, stringy, etc.)
Can you think of other food-related questions that can be answered by touch?
Some ‘touchy’ resources for students…
- A word bank full of useful TOUCH words.
Last updated: September 2019