Term: 1st Term

Week: 7

Class: Basic 2

Age: 8 years

Duration: 45 minutes


Subject: Basic Science 

Topic: Sense Of Taste  

Content: Tongue 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to

– Identify various substances based on how they taste. 

Instructional Materials:

  • Various substances with different tastes (e.g., sweet, sour, salty, bitter)
  • Pictures of different foods
  • Tongue diagram poster


Content Development: Sense of Taste

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Step 110 minsIntroduction – Greet the pupils and introduce the topic.– Respond to greetings.
– Ask pupils if they know about taste.– Listen and respond to the question.
– Explain that we taste with our tongue.– Pay attention and be curious.
Step 210 minsDiscussion – Discuss the four basic tastes: sweet,– Listen carefully.
sour, salty, and bitter.– Observe pictures of different foods.
– Mention that different parts of our– Think about the tastes of the foods.
tongue sense different tastes.
– Show the tongue diagram poster.
Step 315 minsClass Activity – Show different substances (e.g.,– Look at the substances attentively.
sugar, lemon, salt, coffee).– Discuss what they think each tastes.
– Let pupils taste each substance and– Taste the substances and share ideas.
describe the taste.
– Explain that taste helps us identify
foods we like or should avoid.
– Discuss why some tastes might be
preferred over others.
Step 45 minsEvaluation – Ask pupils to name the tastes of– Raise hands to answer questions.
different substances.– Participate in the Q&A session.
Step 55 minsNote Writing– Provide the short note on the board.– Copy the note into their notebooks.

The Tongue

Our tongue helps us taste different foods. We have four basic tastes: sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. 

We can identify substances by how they taste. 


Ask the following questions to evaluate the lesson

  1. What are the four basic tastes?
  2. How does taste help us identify different foods?

Teaching Aids:

  • Various substances with different tastes
  • Pictures of different foods
  • Tongue diagram poster

Note to Teachers:
Please note that the actual content of the lesson, teaching methods, and pupil activities may vary based on your specific teaching style, curriculum, or available resources. Feel free to customize the lesson note to fit your needs.

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Last Update: August 26, 2023