We use our tongue to TASTE.

Our tongue is covered with small bumps called taste buds.

Taste buds look like this. Do you like them?

We can distinguish 4 main flavours with our taste buds: SWEET, SALTY, SOUR and BITTER.

Cakes are SWEET

Fish is SALTY

Lemons are SOUR

Dark chocolate is BITTER

  • Flavour areas in our tongue:


  • Let´s see what you have learned with this video.

  • Now it´s time for fun. Why don´t you try these 2 experiments at home? Don´t forget to ask an adult for help.

  1. Experiment 1: How your sense of SMELL helps you TASTE food.

  2. Experiment 2: How your saliva helps you to TASTE food.