is an interactive series of mini-lessons in which students are given an audio-visual treat that is followed by a second treat that can be touched, tasted, and smelled! Each mini-lesson can be implemented at any point, but topics do grow and provide a fun supplement to the school year.
WHAT WILL I GET WITH THIS PRODUCT?
This download is week 20 in the Chemistry Quint-a-sense series.
It features Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), which is the Umami flavor that is popular in many Asian foods. While this mini-lesson is designed to fit best around the 4th week in January, near the the Chinese Lunar New Year , it can be implemented at any time.
You will get a sharable mini-lesson, which can be presented over the course of 5-15 minutes, and remembered for years, depending upon your audience. The download comes with three sharing formats: Smart notebook, PowerPoint, and PDF.
Note: You will need to obtain the sharable treat separately! ;)
Slices of pecan pie, or at least mini pecan pie tarts, are highly recommended.
IDEAS FOR USE:
Although the mini-lessons in this series occasionally tie in with the calendar and build progressively upon each other (this one ties in with the Lunar New Year and builds upon prior lessons with acids and amino acids), each mini-lesson is also self standing and can be used completely independently.
Suggested ideas for use:
1) In the original "once per week" chronological order.
2) As a fun "change of pace", whenever needed.
3) As a "hook" for the start of a chapter, Unit, or lesson.
4) As a "reward" for participation, attendance, or test average
5) In a "continuous series" to start each day or lesson in a particular unit of study or month.
Click here to see additional "Chemistry Quint-a-sense" mini-lessons in the 36 week full school-year series!