Year 5 Teachers

 

Apple Science Activity 1

Testing your taste buds

You are going to test how important your sense of taste and smell are when eating Bramley apples.

You will need

  • 2 small pieces of cooked Bramley apple: left to cool
  • 2 small pieces of cooked potato: left to cool
  • 2 small pieces of raw onion
  • A blindfold
  • A friend to spoon-feed you!

What to do

    1. Put your blindfold on so you cannot see, hold your nose so you cannot smell!
    2. Ask your spoon-feeder to feed you one of the foods (without telling you which one).
    3. Try and guess which food you have just eaten.
    4. Repeat with the other foods.
    5. Now try eating the foods once again: this time without holding your nose.

Questions

    1. Were you correct in your guess each time?
    2. Was it easy to make out which food you were eating when you held your nose?
    3. Was it easier to tell which food you were eating without holding your nose?
    4. Why do you think this is?