Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 Steam Projects You Can Eat!
50 educational (and edible!) science experiments you can do at home
In laboratories, at school, and even in your house-science happens everywhere. Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids brings the excitement of scientific investigation to your kitchen with a heaping helping of experiments that you can really sink your teeth into!
From flaming cheese puffs to solar-powered s'mores, discover tons of deliciously fun ways to explore science-plus technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Each of these science experiments for kids comes with easy-to-follow instructions, as well as difficulty and mess ratings so you know how much adult help you'll need. You'll even find out what meal each experiment is best for!
Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids includes:
- Chew on science-Discover the science in your everyday life with 50 experiments you can try (and taste) yourself.
- Fun and educational-Eat your way through five chapters worth of kitchen science experiments for kids, each one based on a specific part of STEAM learning.
- All skill levels-Whether it's your first time experimenting in the kitchen or you've already got lots of cooking experience, this book of tasty experiments is for you.
Hungry for scientific exploration? Dig in with Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids!
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About the Author
DR. MEGAN OLIVIA HALL is the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year and 2015 Minnesota Teacher of Excellence. A National Board Certified Teacher, she serves as science department chair and develops curriculum at Open World Learning Community in St. Paul Public Schools. Megan's writing has been featured in Education Week and The Science Teacher.
"Dr. Hall has written an exciting book that provides easily replicable experiments that teach concepts, skills, and processes all from the comfort of your own kitchen! This very practical and creative approach to learning STEAM and the scientific method successfully employs active learning--no sit and watch me experiments. You will enjoy using this fun, educational, and authentic curriculum as a supplement to your child's education."--Dr. Cheri Toledo, PhD, EdD, EdS, Educational Technology
"I love this book! With science experiments you can really eat--grouped into chapters focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math--children learn investigative skills, the scientific method, and kitchen safety while creating treats for their friends and families. I particularly love the treatment of the kitchen as a laboratory and the 'hypothesis, observations, and results' approach to data collection for each experiment/recipe. Dr. Hall has created a wonderful treat for children and parents alike!"--Katherine Bassett, CEO, Tall Poppy, LLC
"This book opens the world of food making and science to kids. Doing the activities promotes conversations and cooperation between parents and children. Together they learn skills and methods that cooks, scientists, and engineers use. These include safety and hygiene, making sure that experiences are fun, engaging, safe, and tasty."--John Olson, science education specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
"Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids is a must for anyone interested in the science of food. Get your kids learning and experimenting with everything from Bioluminescence to Solar-Powered S'Mores. In my 20 years as a science/STEAM specialist, I have never seen a book like this. Be prepared to think like a scientist and create like an engineer."--Ann Pelletier, science/STEAM specialist, St. Paul Public Schools