Room 10 Bright Sparks

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Does taste require smell?

Smell and taste are different senses. Today in Room 10 we investigated how they relate to one another.  

Our taste buds are on our tongue and can sense 5 different tastes: Salty, Sour, Bitter, Sweet and Umami (Savoury). 

Flavour however, is activated by our sense of smell. When we can also smell something we can easier identify the flavour. 

We tasted Jelly Beans, with our eyes closed, and nose blocked, so that only our sense of taste was working. We could taste sweet, but not much else. 

Once we unblocked our noses, and added our sense of smell... we sensed more flavour. 

We will write up our reports this week... stay tuned for more details. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Glenbrae,
    Was this pretty excited?, Was this really cool finding out what can smell and what can not. Keep up learning and creating fun things Glenbrae.

    By June