Disgusting dining

Make a delicious and disgusting fake poo, and learn about how our emotions form.

young girl looks at a diaper in disgust
Sahara is not impressed by Dwain's cooking, Image credit: The Royal Institution


Make edible poop.

ExpeRiment with the emotional state of disgust.

Learn how emotions can be affected by knowledge and experience.

About this activity

Shock your children by taking a taste of a repulsive poo! Then, by following our recipe, explore what it is that makes us feel emotions like disgust.

Through this activity, Dwain and Sahara learn how our emotions and opinions can change over time as our understanding develops. By making her own fake poo with chocolate and biscuits, Sahara discovers that she can 'unlearn' her feelings of disgust when she sees that not all is as it seems.