Project cost ($):
1 hour to prepare, 2 hours for observation
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This experiment was performed to find out how the temperature of our food will influence our taste sensation. The taste buds on our tongues are sensitive to temperature. Hence, in order to taste the full flavor of the food that we eat, should we eat it when served piping hot, warm, or cool?
As the temperature of the sweetened water is increased, our ability to distinguish between a sweeter and a less sweet liquid is improved.
Sense of taste
Human beings have 5 senses ?sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Taste enables us to appreciate the flavors in our food. It is this ability that helps us discern the different flavors in our food and heightens our enjoyment of the food.
Taste bud, senses, nerves
The materials required for the experiment:
The result shows that increasing the temperature of the water improves the perception of taste in the participants.
The hypothesis that increased temperature of the food increases our ability to distinguish sweetness levels is proven to be true.
The experiment can also be done using salt instead of sugar.