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Tasting the Difference

Tasting the Difference | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Do you think you can tell the difference between regular fat and low fat food? Let's find out in this science project! We'll get 20 people to taste different foods and see if they can tell which is which.


The hypothesis is that most people will be able to differentiate between the taste of regular fat and that of low fat food.

Method & Materials

You will invite 20 people to taste different foods and select the item they think has the regular fat content. You will also need to prepare forms for them to fill out.
You will need 20 participants, 16 plastic containers, the following foods in both regular fat and low fat versions, 20 forms to fill, 20 disposable plates and spoons, 20 bottles of drinking water, and 1 black marker pen.


The results show that more than 50% of the participants had made the right choice for 6 out of the 7 food samples. This proves that most people can tell the difference between regular fat and low fat food.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows that people can tell the difference between regular fat and low fat food, even though the low fat version may have higher salt and sugar content.

Also Consider

Experiment variations include repeating the project with a bigger group of people, or having the participants choose the food that tastes better.

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