Chemistry – Hacking Your Taste Buds

Part party with a lot chemistry mixed in, part webinartocelebrate the 10th Anniversary of the ACS ChemClub program, by tuning in to on Monday, November 16, at 3 pm ET to participate.


Matt Hartings (American University, Washington, DC) and Sally Mitchell (East Syracuse-Minoa High School, East Syracuse, NY) will serve as hosts for this special event. Share your pictures (with thenew ChemClub logo) and posts from your party using #ACSChemClub or #ChemClub10.

As the party happened in November 2015, check out the full presentation and pictures from celebrations across the US.

(the answers can be found at the very end of this post)


What you’ll need for the activities:


How To Taste

  • soy sauce packetsSugar
  • Salt
  • Soy Sauce or Doritos
  • Baking Soda
  • Q-tips
  • Warheads Candy or Sour Patch Kids
  • Unsalted Saltines
  • Water
  • Napkins

Figure Out the Flavor

  • Lifesavers
  • Nose Clips
  • Blindfolds

Taste BudsA Perfect Fit

  • Three Hand Shapes or Gloves
  • Miracle Berries
  • Lemons or sour candies

Chocolate Chip Changes

  • Chocolate Chips (unbaked)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies (preferably using the same chocolate chips)

Check out 2 additional activities:

Tasty Trivia Answers

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