Year 3 Super Taster Experiment

Year 3 completed a ‘Supertaster’ experiment to see which type of taster was the most common in our class. We discovered that the pink dots on our tongue are called ‘fungiform papillae’. The papillae are the tiny bumps that house our taste buds. The more papillae you have, the more taste buds you have and the more sensitive to taste you are. On average, non-tasters have fewer than 15 papillae in that area, while supertasters have over 30. We really enjoyed being scientists!