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Taste With Your Nose

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Have you ever wondered why food tastes so good? It turns out that smell plays a big role in how we experience taste. In this experiment, you'll explore the relationship between taste and smell.


The hypothesis is that smell plays a major role in how we experience taste.

Method & Materials

You will have one person close their eyes and hold their nose, while another feeds them a lifesaver without telling them the flavor. The person will try to guess what flavor the life saver is, without letting go of their nose.
You will need Life Savers or other flavored candies.


The results of this experiment show that smell plays a major role in how we experience taste. When the person was not able to smell the candy, it took them much longer to guess the flavor.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how our senses work together to create the flavors we experience.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include trying different types of candy, or having the person guess the flavor with their eyes open.

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