Learning about the scientific method is important. Learning by creating a marshmallow catapult is a recipe for engaged little scientists. That’s why Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids includes a heaping helping of food-related experiments kids can literally sink their teeth into.
Projects are organized into five chapters covering science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each project teaches an important scientific concept and produces a tasty snack.
Safe and edible experiments mean kids will enjoy digging in and seeing science in action. Easy-to-follow instructions and explanations will help ensure an educational, and edible, result.
Each experiment includes ratings for difficulty and potential mess so adults know how much supervision is required.
In this experiment kids add carbonation to lemonade using baking soda and dry ice. Which will create better fizzy lemonade?
Any liquid can be turned into tiny bites of goodness. Does changing the texture of a familiar food change the taste?
Architectural engineers consider how parts of a building will bear stress. Which shape is stronger, squares or triangles?
Inspire kids to get excited about science with edible experiments for ages 5-10
Hands-on experiments encourage kids to get involved in science, and with results they can eat, they’ll find learning irresistible! Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids is full of food-related experiments that kids can literally sink their teeth into. Each chapter puts a new STEAM subject on the table, giving young learners a taste of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
An age-appropriate introduction to the scientific method empowers kids to form hypotheses and test their theories. The experiments are rated for difficulty and potential mess, so adults know how much supervision is required. Easy-to-follow instructions ensure educational―and edible!―results.
Feed kids’ science curiosity with Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids.
“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
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.