Teacher’s’ questions for Scents of science


Before reading:

  1. Give three examples of how animals, including humans, use their sense of smell.

During reading:

  1. Give two examples of how a marine mammal might smell an airborne scent.
  2. Why would breaching into the wind help a whale catch a scent?
  3. Describe two discoveries described in this story that suggest humpback and bowhead whales are excellent smellers.
  4. What is the purpose of the olfactory bulb?
  5. What do acetone levels indicate about insulin levels in people with diabetes?
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