Taste and Smell
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Primary School - Grades K-3
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All about taste buds [P]
Determine what percentage of the population are supertasters, average tasters, and non-tasters. [E]
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
To find out whether people are aware of the amount of sugar found in everyday foods. [E]
Can Taste Buds Detect MSG Levels? [E]
Research your sense of taste [E]
Determine whether there is a difference between adults' and children's preferences for sour tastes. [E]
Determine if lowering the temperature of the human tongue would affect the taste buds' ability to recognize the different tastes of sweet, sour, bitter and salty. [E]
A few taste experiments - the functions of the nose, tongue, saliva, vision. [E]
Can People Tell the Difference in the Taste Between Regular and Low Fat Foods? [P]
Can Student's Identify Fruit Juices Better With Taste, Smell, or Both? [P]
How the Nose Works? [E] [P]
Explore the relationship between taste and smell. [E]
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine and compare the odor threshold�the lowest concentration you or your volunteers can smell�for different scents. [E]
Determine the time it takes to reach olfactory fatigue for different substances and smells and to establish if gender plays a role in the response. [E]
Investigate the influence of smell on taste. [E]
Does Age Affect the Ability to Detect Salt? [E]
Determine your threshold of taste for sweetness, sourness and saltiness. [E]
Can Small Children Mistake Medicine for Candy? [E]
What is the lowest concentration of a solution that still has perceptible taste for salt, sugar and vinegar. [E]
Does the sense of smell in children ages 8-12 cause their taste perception to change? [E]
Can Students Identify Fruit Juices Better with Taste, Smell, or Both? [P]
Can people tell the difference in the taste between regular and low fat foods? [P]
Does low blood sugar affect a diabetic's perception of sweetness? [E]
Does Gender, Age, or Smoking Habits Affect a Person's Sense of Smell? [E]
The relationship between the smell and hearing senses [E] [P]
Eye and Visual System Anatomy Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
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