Things to do at Arkansas Children's Hospital
  CareHub Home
  What IS CareHub?
  Getting Started
  Parking & Directions
  Visiting Guidelines
  What to Expect
  Family Support
  Playaway Gift Shop
  ACH Foundation
  Donate
  Volunteer
  www.archildrens.org
  CareHub Log In
  Help
KidsHealth
TeensHealth

This site is made possible by Kohls

Kohls Cares for Kids

CareHub Log In
Arkansas Children's HospitalCareHub
Senses Experiment: Tasting - With Your Nose?

Senses Experiment: Tasting - With Your Nose?

(Experimento: ¿Percibiendo sabores con tu nariz?)

How your sense of smell helps you taste foods. Without your nose, you may not be able to tell the difference between foods — especially if the foods all have the same texture (for instance, jelly beans with various flavors, gloppy yogurt and pudding, or slices of different fruits and vegetables).

  • A grown-up to help
  • A friend or two
  • A blindfold
  • Foods to taste, such as different flavored jelly beans, different fruit and vegetable slices, or a variety of yogurts and puddings
  • Spoons, if necessary
  • A cup of drinking water for everyone

  1. Blindfold a friend.
  2. Ask your friend to pinch his or her nose.
  3. Offer your friend one flavor of the food at a time.
  4. Can he or she identify it? (Your friend might want a drink of water between the different foods.)
  5. Offer the same food and tell your friend to unpinch his or her nose. Now does your friend know what it is?

Your Nose
Your Tongue

Reviewed by: Eric H. Chudler, PhD





America's Best Place to Work





Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3591
(501) 364-1100 or TDD (501) 364-1184

Terms and Conditions of Useand Notice of Privacy Practice.

Click on me anytime you need help!