Smell & Taste- the Science & the Magic

Today we broke out the blind folds and got down to understanding the different tastes- sour, salty, sweet, bitter, and umame. It was a fun journey through the world of taste. We compared grape & apple juice with our nose’s plugged, and lo and behold- it was hard to tell the difference. Smell influences 80% of our taste experience. This activity kicks off our food and nutrition unit this winter where we will be exploring the science of what we eat and how it affects our bodies and minds. Plus we will be examining the media’s influence on what we eat and how companies use science to manipulate our taste buds & get us to buy things that aren’t so healthy for us. Let’s get deep into it!

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