Hi Owls! Here’s a cool experiment for you to try with the help of a sibling or a grown-up.
Materials: -Cotton Balls -Vanilla Extract -Apple
Instructions: -Cut a few pieces of apple -Put a few drops of vanilla on a cotton ball -Take a bite of apple -Hold the cotton ball up to your nose, and then take another bite of apple while smelling the vanilla at the same time
Before you start, think about this question: Do you think the apple will taste the same as it usually does while you’re smelling the vanilla?
After you’re done, revisit the question: Did the apple taste the way it usually does while you were smelling the vanilla? Did it taste different? What did it taste like?
Here’s a quick explanation of why we can trick our senses with this experiment: Our tongues can taste salty, bitter, sweet, and sour very easily, but other flavors or tastes are connected to what we smell. That's why the apple tastes like vanilla!
Taste and Smell Experiment