The human tongue is the perfect laboratory to teach students about chemistry and biology.
A Taste of Chemistry is a week-long summer workshop on the taste system offered to High School teachers.
For additional information and the workshop syllabus, go to http://tasteofchemistry.org/.
The week-long workshop will run from July 9th through 13th, 2012 at the Springside School in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. It will be taught by Dr. Danielle Reed, a scientist from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, and Scott Stein, Head of Science at the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The program will consist of a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and seminars from authorities in the field of taste and chemistry, and is free to qualified teachers. To read a report on this program, click here.
Those who complete the workshop will be able to borrow equipment and materials needed to translate the lessons learned to their own classrooms, e.g., micropipettes, gel electrophoresis, PCR machines.
This workshop is funded by the Special Grant Program for Chemical Sciences from the Henry and Camille Dreyfus Foundation.