Tastin’ Taste Buds





5 - 8

Category: Anatomy
Come join us as we explore our sense of taste! In this class, we’ll uncover the anatomy and importance of the thousands of taste buds on our tongues. Then, we’ll link the physiological workings of our taste buds, nerves and brain to the everyday tastes we experience.
Stephanie Quinones

Stephanie Quinones

One-Time Class

30 minutes per class

5 - 8


per learner


Meets on date

Friday, December 10, 2021

year olds

Date and Time

Meets at time

5 - 7  learners per class

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm (PST)

About the Course

Did you know that our taste buds were originally developed as a survival mechanism? They warned early humans of poisonous or rotting food. They also helped to heighten awareness for food high in nutrients. Although we don’t use our taste buds for the same reasons today, they are still important. But why? And how do they work?

Microscopic cells, called taste buds, live inside papillae on our tongues. Each taste bud recognizes certain chemicals in food and sends signals to our brains. This then determines the taste we recognize - sweet, salty, bitter or sour.

After learning all about taste buds, students will apply what they've learned with a taste bud experiment. Students will make and try four distinct tastes using common kitchen ingredients. Then, they’ll make observations and label each taste as bitter, sweet, salty, or sour.


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How To Participate

Attend Class Via Zoom Video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.


Stephanie Quinones

About Me
Stephanie Quinones

Hello there! I’m Ms Steph. I’m an enthusiastic educator focused on instilling my students with a passion to explore the world around us. I aim to show students the scientific concepts involved in our everyday life. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science and am now pursuing my Master of Education degree in Learning, Cognition and Development. In addition, I am TEFL certified and worked abroad for 2 years as an elementary and middle school science and math teacher. I also tutor high school students, both online and in-person, in biology, chemistry, and literature. I really enjoy working with my students to meet their goals! In my free time, I like to cook and read as well as spend time with my family. My favorite food is noodles (of any kind) and my favorite color is purple. I’m looking forward to meeting you all in class!

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