This week in Form 5 we have been busy preparing our project to be presented at the ESB Science Blast on Tuesday 3rd March.
We posed our own question of ‘Does smell affect taste?’ and have been researching for the last few weeks to find a definitive answer. We tasted 16 different foods from the 5 main taste groups; salty, sweet, sour, savoury, umami and even added our group of spicy. We did this by tasting the food once, recording it on a scale and then a second time whilst holding our noses. We came up with our own taste scale and recorded our findings in graphs so it is easy to see if the majority of us thought there was a difference in taste when holding our noses. We also carried out extensive research on how taste works.
We have found out so much information about how taste works and we cannot wait for Tuesday!