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National Standards for Grade Levels 9-12


Can you taste it? Students explore Taste Sensitivity and Taste Recognition as they investigate their ability to distinguish four sensations: sweet, sour, salt, and bitter in a blind taste test. They examine PTC gene inheritance patterns and learn how the PTC gene relates to the ability to taste bitterness. Students evaluate their tendency to eat certain types of foods and correlate it with desired taste sensations. An ideal biology lab for supporting curriculum on genetic inheritance or human anatomy of the taste buds. This kit features two lab experiments which can be completed in one hour or separated into two thirty minute activities. Designed for 24 students working in groups of two. Required, but not included: dedicated lab-ware for measuring taste test substances which may be consumed.

Taste Discrimination

SKU: 8-302
    • Instructor Manual
    • Testing Dropper Bottles (132)
    • Quinine Sulfate
    • Sugar
    • Sodium Chloride
    • Vinegar
  • Sh. wt. 3lbs, DIM 19” x 12” x 5”


    Refill Kit 8-302R

    Sh. wt. 2lbs, DIM 13” x 12” x 5”

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