Taste Test #2

This slightly more involved taste test is a good Saturday project for elementary‐aged children. It helps you discover which parts of the tongue can taste which flavours.

What You need:


  1. Talk about the words sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Think of foods that fit in each category.
  2. An adult should add about ¼ cup of water to 3 of the 4 bowls. Mix about 1 tbsp of sugar, salt or cocoa into each of the three bowls.
  3. Put a small amount of lemon juice or vinegar in the 4th. You may need to label the bowls.
  4. Assign a coloured marker to each bowl.
  5. Draw a picture of the tongue. Something like this will do: