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By Martin W Wenham

This ebook presents fabrics to let scholars elderly 5-11 years to benefit concerning the global round them via hands-on actions.

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6 Detecting tastes and flavours Solutions giving three of the basic tastes (sweet, sour and salt) are easily obtained. The fourth ( bitter) is more problematic. The classic bitter-tasting chemical is quinine, and though a dilute solution of quinine sulphate could be used, it has to be obtained from a pharmacist and many children find it very distasteful. A useful though less bitter substitute is a concentrated solution of instant coffee. g. peppermints). Safety note: Sections of drinking-straw should be used once only and then discarded.

The chest gets smaller and air flows out of the lungs: you breathe out. ) • This breathing action is brought about mainly by the muscles between the ribs themselves. One set pulls the ribs up and out; another set pulls them down and in again. Both the ribs and the diaphragm are used in normal breathing by most people, though one may at times be more obvious than the other. When a person is lying relaxed or asleep, most of their breathing will be done by the diaphragm and abdominal muscles, but when engaged in vigorous exercise both kinds of breathing action will usually be more rapid and deeper (more air taken in with each breath) so that breathing with the ribs will be much more obvious ( see Activity 3 .

4 Diagrams of shoots The easiest way to begin understanding the variety of shoot forms is to consider two kinds of variation on the 'basic plan' ( Fig. 3a,b). The first is different degrees of branching ( Fig. 5a,b). The second kind of variation is in the degree to which the leaves are separated by length growth in the stem between them (Fig. 6a,b). 45 ACTIVITY 4 . 2 . 6 Variation in shoots: amount of length growth Selecting plants for examining shoots Among plants that can be grown in the classroom, round leaved 'geraniums' ( Fig.

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