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Sense - smell and taste

posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:34 PM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 2:59 PM ]

Living things – sense of taste and smell – 2nd class investigated the relationship between smell and taste when it comes to food. Do we get all of the flavour of our food from our taste buds or does our sense of smell play a part. After a very interesting discussion where the children made predictions about whether a sense of smell was important or not we decided to do the following test. Holding their nose and closing their eyes the pupils tasted apple juice and orange juice to determine if they could tell them apart. They were then allowed try them without holding their nose to determine what difference they could tell. We also tried grapefruit juice to determine was it possible to tell this apart. Teacher told us that as this was more sour than the others it should be possible to register a difference on our tongues and most of us found that it was. 

After the test everyone agreed that our smell was very important to help full appreciate the different flavours.