The sense organ of Taste . Pry 2 Basic Science .

The sense organ of Taste.


The Tongue is the Sense organ of Taste


 Basic science and Technology  Primary 2 First Term


Subject :  Basic science and Technology  Primary


Term : First Term


Class : Primary 2


Week: Week 8


Previous lesson : 


The pupils have previous knowledge of  The sense organ of smell

Topic :

The Tongue is the Sense organ of Taste


Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • mention the sense organ of taste
  • say that we have one tongue
  • know that we know sour or bitter taste by our tongue


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :

We taste the delicacy of our food with our tongue.

The taste buds in the tongue enable us to taste the delicacy and nutrients of food .

some fruits are sweet while some are bitter

Some bitter fruits like bitter leaves.


We can use our tongue to test the taste of the items

  1. Salt…. The salt has a salty taste. Sea water testes salty
  2. Sugar… The taste of sugar is sugary. Sweet and candies always taste sugary
  3. Bitter leaves… These are plants that have natural bitter taste. Bitter leaves are some times use for food and medicinal purposes
  4. Honey… What is the taste of honey. Honey is sweet. How do you you know. You will know when you taste honey…. How is honey made.
  5. Lime… This is a fruit that has a sour taste. Lime is also good for diet and weight loss
  6. Unripe fruits : most unripe fruits have sour taste and they are unsafe to eat and unpleasant to taste
  7. Bitter kola : The taste of bitter kola is sour






The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



  • Mention four bitter fruits
  • mention four sweet fruits
  • What is the name of your best food
  • What taste does sea water have?
  • What taste does bitter leaf have?


Prepare for the next lesson by reading about Colour identification and uses of colour

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