Miss Redhead’s science club – taste buds

This week in science club we have been exploring how we taste. We taste things differently on different parts of our tongue.

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What did you find out?

How did your taste buds respond to the different solutions?

What do you taste on different parts of the tongue?

What else can you tell me about the tongue?

16 thoughts on “Miss Redhead’s science club – taste buds

  1. Did you know?
    *The human tongue has 3000-10,000 different taste buds on it.
    *The human tongue,also helps naturally to clean your teeth after eating.
    *The average length of a human tongue is 10 cm/4 inches.

  2. I found out that I liked all of the liquids that we used today because my tastebuds didn’t have a bad reaction to them. The lemon juice at point d and a in my tongue tasted bitter and salty. Also point b with carbonate is bitter. At d and b the sugar water is very sweet.

  3. I found out that on different parts of your tongue you have different taste buds that all react to different.
    On the salty i got lemon
    On sweet I got sugar water
    On sour I got vinegar
    On bitter I got bicarbonate soda
    On the Back bitter
    Middle not much taste buds
    Sides sour
    Front sweet/salt
    Woman have small tongues than men
    Siyaad 😄😄😄😝

  4. Today I have found out that different sections of my tongue react differently to different tastes.At the back of my tongue the sugar water tasted really sweet however at the tip of my tongue tasted really bitter.

  5. I found out that in different sections of your tongue there are different taste buds. The different section are A (at the back), B (the sides near the back) , C (the sides near the tip) and D (which is at the front).

    For the sugar water, my tongue tasted bitter at the front and sweet at A, B and C For the lemon juice, my tongue tasted bitter at the front and sour at A, B and C.
    For the vinegar, my tongue tasted sweet at the front, salty at the C section and bitter at the A and B section.
    For the baking powder, my tongue tasted bitter at the front, salty at the C section, bitter at the B section and salty on the A section.

    I found out that my A section was mostly bitter, for my B section it was mostly bitter, for my C section it was mostly salty and for the D section it was mostly bitter. So in conclusion, bitter was the ones which covered nearly all the taste buds.

  6. Food tastes the same on all parts of your tongue except the back which is called A.My tastebuds reacted the same to the different liquids.A is sour.B is salty.C is bitter.D is sweet.

    When your nose is blocked you can’t taste food properly.The tongue is an organ.

  7. Section D ) You can tast sweet and salty things .
    Section A) You can tast more bitter things on the back of your tounge.
    Section B & C) You can tast more sour things.

  8. I have found out that part a and b are usually bitter ,c is salty and d is sweet but that is different to my tast results. For me a is sour , b is salty , c is sweet and d is bitter. This shows that different tongs have different flavours.

  9. I found out that different parts of my tongue have different tastebuds.Therefore, we did an experiment to identify which tastebuds is the most sensitive.We tried bicarbonate soda, lemon juice, vinegar and sugar mixed with water.
    A:at the back of my tongue
    B:back and side
    C:front and side
    D:at the tip
    The most sensitive part of my tongue for bitter was A, sour was A, sweet was C and for the lemon juice was D.

  10. Vinagar on the tip of your tongue is bitter and salty.

    Facts about your tounge !

    Your tongue is made up of lots of groups of muscles which run in different directions, so that your tongue can move in lots of different directions, and cope with all its different jobs.
    Underneath your tongue is a soft, thin and smooth skin called mucous membrane (say mew-cus mem-brain). If you look under your friend’s tongue you will be able to see through the mucous membrane and see blood vessels. The tongue’s muscles need a lot of blood because they are working all of the time!
    At the back of your mouth are your tonsils.
    One is called the lingual tonsil (say ling-yu-all) and is at the back of your tongue.
    The other two tonsils are called palatine tonsils (say pal-a-tine). You can see them when you look down your throat – they are at each side.
    Tonsils help catch and destroy germs which try to get into your body. Sometimes there are too many germs, and the tonsils get swollen up. That’s when you get tonsillitis (say ton-sil-eye-tuss).
    Your tongue is fastened to the jaw bone (mandible) and to the front of your throat. The part of your throat that you can see when you look past the tonsils is called the pharynx (say far-inks).

  11. I found out that the tip of your tongue is the salty and sweet buds and vinegar is sweet.lemon juice tastes worse when you put it on the back of the tongue. You taste different things because you have different taste buds on different part of your tongues. People taste different things because they have different taste buds.

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