Edible Science Experiments: How smart is your tongue?

Edible Science is a new series that we started this year and will (try) to do once a week.  The girls missed doing science so we thought we would try to do more this year on the road.  Edible science makes science fun, yummy and entertaining. I have included the books we are getting our experiments from at the bottom, so follow along.  I also wanted to note that I try my best to follow the directions.  Most of the time something goes wrong, and I will do my best to improve each experiment. So enjoy, learn, make mistakes with us and have fun.

Quote:

Around Here, However, We don’t look backward for very long.  We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

How Smart is your tongue?

What you need:

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  • Paper and Pen
  • Food Coloring
  • Paper Towel
  • Permeant Marker
  • Magnifying Glass

What you do:

  1. Color tongue with water and food coloring.  We used a small glass of water and couple drops food coloring
  2. Draw a circle with a permeant marker on the magnifying glass.
  3. Pat your tongue dry, with a paper towel.
  4. Get your partner to count papillae (pink taste buds) on your tongue.

What we discovered:

Kind of tough to count the taste buds, but the idea is the more taste bud the more you like sweets. Superstars should have 30 in the circles while the testers will only have 10.  Kids thought the fun part was drinking colored water. 

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 Books We Used to do Edible Science Experiments

About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.

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