Terrific Scientific - part 1

The children in Year 5 & 6 enjoyed taking part in The Super Taste Test, a nationwide Science investigation organised by the BBC as part of its Terrific Scientific campaign.
We were trying to find out how many super tasters we have; super tasters experience bitter tastes more strongly than other people because they have a higher number of taste receptors.

After covering our tongues with natural food dye, we counted the number of fungiform papillae on a small area. This number determines whether you are a non-taster, a taster or a super taster. We have 2 non-tasters, 15 tasters and 8 super tasters.
Next week we are looking forward to watching a Live Lesson which will investigate the question “What happens when I eat?”

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