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Activity

Smelly paintings

Summary: 
Students use paint with scents added to paint a smelly picture
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
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
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
After School Program at Elementary schools in New York City
Activity originally developed and delivered: 

Science Programs Inc (After School Programs in New York)