Activity

Smelly paintings

Summary
Students use paint with scents added to paint a smelly picture
Science content
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
Materials
  • Paint colours with scents added (use food extracts such as lemon, orange, vanilla, almond, banana)
  • Q-tips
  • Thick paper
Procedure

Students use the scented paints to make a smelly painting.
The smell will last for a day or so before fading.

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teaching site
After School Programs at Elementary schools in New York City