Your Sense of Taste: Discover the real taste of candy

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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. Try some candy by pinching your nose to get the "real" flavor of candy: can you guess what flavor it is?

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Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
Under 5 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:



  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
      • Digestion
      • Health and Nutrition
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Taste
      • Smell
      • Perception


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