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To Taste or Not to Taste
In this biology activity (page 8 of the PDF), learners will determine whether they are "tasters" or "non-tasters", test selected individuals from their families and peer group for the trait, and chart
The Jelly Bean ChallengeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how their sense of smell affects their taste buds. Learners taste different flavored jelly beans while holding their nose.
Your Sense of Taste: Discover the real taste of candyAdd to list Details
Your tongue can sense about 6 different flavors (salty, sweet, bitter, sour, umami/savory, and fat), but your nose provides a lot more "taste" information than you realize when you eat.
This Bitter Be Good
In this health and genetics activity, learners determine whether tasting the bitter compound PTC (phenylthiocarbamide) influences which vegetables a person likes.
Tasty BudsAdd to list Details
In this activity (1st activity on the page), learners explore their sense of taste and the structure of the tongue by taste-testing various foods.
Design a Flavor: Experiment to Make Your Own Ice Cream Flavor!
In this delicious activity, learners get to make, taste-test and compare their own "brands" of homemade strawberry ice cream.
No Saliva, No Taste?Add to list Details
In this activity (4th activity on the page), learners test to see if saliva is necessary for food to have taste.
The Nose KnowsAdd to list Details
In this activity (2nd activity on the page), learners explore how the nose is responsible for part of the flavor we taste in food.
Taste Match GameAdd to list Details
In this activity (3rd activity on the page), learners taste test different foods and categorize them as sweet, bitter, sour, or salty. Learners compare their results with the group.
Light SodaAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners sublimate dry ice and then taste the carbon dioxide gas.
In this outdoor activity, learners find out the color of food that jays prefer and then try to change the birds' preference by altering the taste of the food with salt.
Are you a Supertaster?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners examine their tongue and taste buds.
Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor?
Each learner chews a piece of gum until it loses its flavor, and then leaves the gum to dry for several days.
Tasty VisionsAdd to list Details
In this activity (5th activity on the page), learners explore how what you see influences taste. In experiment 1, learners taste five sodas, one of which is clear soda with orange food coloring.