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Ash, Birch, Cherry, Oak and Hazel have been taking part in a national science programme run by the BBC called Terrific Scientific!
We looked at the papillae on our tongue to see how many were in a tiny circle (the size of a hole punch). In order to see them clearly we painted our tongues with blue food colouring!! We then analysed whether we were a non-taster, taster or super-taster.
There was a BBC TV programme to follow up on this work which we all watched in our classrooms. Whilst the programme was underway, the teachers were encouraged to email questions to the presenters and Cherry Class had their email read out live on air – it was a very exciting moment!!!
If you would like to watch the Terrific Scientific programme at home, they are available on iplayer. But if you just want to watch the clip where Laira Green (they called us Lara Green – oops) are mentioned, then go to the Laira Green website where you will find a link.
If you would like to go onto the Terrific Scientific website, here is the link. http://www.bbc.co.uk/terrificscientific