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    COSI
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    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...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 1 to 7 days
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Each learner chews a piece of gum until it loses its flavor, and then leaves the gum to dry for several days. By weighing the gum before and after chewing, they can determine the amount of mass...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 2 to 4 hours
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (4th activity on the page), learners test to see if saliva is necessary for food to have taste. Learners dry their tongues with clean paper towels and then taste samples of salt,...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    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. Learners dip toothpicks in various solutions of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    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. Does everyone...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this delicious activity, learners get to make, taste-test and compare their own "brands" of homemade strawberry ice cream. Testing various types of strawberry products, learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners sublimate dry ice and then taste the carbon dioxide gas. Learners will be surprised to discover CO2 dissolves into carbonic acid in their mouths, creating a flavor...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    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. Learners consider how...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this health and genetics activity, learners determine whether tasting the bitter compound PTC (phenylthiocarbamide) influences which vegetables a person likes. Learners conduct a blind taste...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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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....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 Under 5 minutes

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