We engaged our senses of taste and smell when we tasted a few different types of tea. After all our talk about the tea tax, it seemed logical to have a better understanding of tea.
We marked locations on our world map where tea is grown. Students wondered what a tea tree looks like.
We then kicked off our percentages unit in math by figuring out which percentage of the class preferred which tea. A student asked, “It’s like if we already know decimals and fractions, then aren’t percents are really the same thing?” (Yes, exactly! Math is beautiful like that.)