On December 1, area Girl Scouts will get to jump out of the frying pan and into the WonderLab for Iron Science Chef. Explore how your taste buds work, how to trick them, and what foods you actually can play with.

“It’s important to help kids explore the science behind things people use every day, and these are things you can replicate with an everyday kitchen,” said Sarah Lynn Wells, WonderLab’s adult and secondary education specialist said. “This event lets you find science in your own home.”

Senses help people navigate and understand the environment, but they’re far from foolproof. During this event scout will attempt to trick their sense of taste by smelling and tasting different things simultaneously.

“Taste buds tell you if something is bitter or sweet or salty, but the actual flavor comes from both the receptors for taste and the odor,” said Wells. “That’s why if you’re sick and your nose is stuffed, things taste different.”

The science of cooking is yours to command on Saturday, December 1. Activities will take place in Lab AB, with a session from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for Brownies and a session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for Juniors. Tickets cost $13 for scouts and $6 for accompanying adults and siblings. Registration takes place through Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

Brownies register at https://www.girlscoutsindiana.org/en/events-repository/2018/iron_science_chef_br.html.

Juniors register at https://www.girlscoutsindiana.org/en/events-repository/2018/iron_science_chef_ju.html.