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Class 6 took part in a whole class experiment to see if they were supertasters using by counting the number of fungiform papillae (dots on their tongue)


They used:

Cotton buds

Shot glasses Card with a hole punched in it

Magnifying glass

Taster chart

Damp paper towels/ cups of water


They put the blue dye on their tongues, poked their tongues through the hole in the card and the dots were counted


0-5 fungiform papillae = Non taster

6-10 fungiform papillae = Taster

11+ fungiform papillae = Supertaster


Class 6 were mostly supertasters!

Look through the pictures below to see us in action!