All Science Fair Projects

Over 1000 FREE Science Fair Project Ideas!

Gender differences and olfactory perceptionFeatured science projectScience project video

Discussion

Did you notice any difference between the sense of smell for males versus females? Are males able to detect as many different smells compared to females? Are they able to distinguish between the level of intensity?  Assuming that most human beings have the same olfactory capabilities, why would the sense of smell vary between individuals or the sexes? If there were an explanation based on the theory of  evolution, what would it be?

Make it Your Own

Try repeating the experiment with participants from different age groups. Observe if there are any noticeable differences.

References

See our all-time most popular science projects
You might also like these projects
    Search science fair projects Browse science fair projects
    popular science fair projects
    Complexity level:
    5
    Project cost ($):
    Time required:
    Additional time may be required to enlist participants and procure food items.
    Material availability:
    Safety concerns:

    None