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TREAT YOUR TONGUE TO SOME TASTES

Map the positions of tastes of you tongue

Suitable For

Grade 3

Difficulty

1

Time Required

 <12 Hours

Supervision

Advised

What’s it about?

In the following science experiment we will be treating your tongue to some wild taste sensations! The main taste sensations can be divided up into four main categories: Sweet, Salty, Bitter & Sour. The small organs responsible for these tastes are called taste buds, and they are located just below the surface of the tongue and at some places in the throat:

Topics covered

Taste buds

What will I need?

  • WHITE PAPER
  • PENCIL
  • MIRROR
  • SALT
  • SUGAR
  • LEMON JUICE
  • COFFEE POWDER

Procedure (Method)

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How does it work?

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As the taste solutions come in contact with your mouth, small openings in the tongue called taste receptor cells, send information to the taste areas of the brain via the cranial nerves, giving you the sensation of different tastes.

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