Our school is taking part in BBC Terrific Scientific. This is an exciting new science project for 9-11 year olds.
Year 5 participated in the first investigation to find out which children were Supertasters!
It is thought that 1 in 4 people are Supertasters, meaning that they have a more intense reaction to bitter tastes.
To find out who was a Supertaster, the children smeared a drop of natural blue food dye on the end of their tongues and counted the bumps in an area the size of a hole punch. These are called fungiform papillae, and hold their taste buds.
The children enjoyed finding out who were Supertasters, tasters and non tasters!
Take a look at our photographs below.