Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 STEAM Projects You Can Eat! (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids) (Paperback)

Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 STEAM Projects You Can Eat! (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids) By Dr. Megan Olivia Hall, PhD, MEd Cover Image
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Inspire kids to get excited about science with edible experiments for ages 5-10.

Discover hands-on experiments that encourage kids to get involved in science. 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 in delicious ways to use their brains.

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.
  • SOLAR-POWERED S'MORES: Learn about energy from the sun and build a solar oven out of a cardboard box. Then it's time to cook and enjoy s'mores in the sunshine!
  • WHAT STOPS ONION TEARS?: Discover why people cry when they cut onions, and design an experiment to test preventative methods. What happens when the onions are cooked?
  • EDIBLE DYES: In this artistic project, create a homemade dye by simmering beets, and find out the secret to getting the brightest colors from plant-based dyes.

Feed kids' science curiosity with Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids. Help them become scientists and chefs at the same time!

About the Author

DR. MEGAN OLIVIA HALL is the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. A National Board Certified teacher, she teaches science and agriculture at Open World Learning Community. Her books include Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids, Awesome Outdoor Science Experiments for Kids, and Big Chemistry Experiments for Little Kids.

Praise For…

“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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781641526210
ISBN-10: 1641526211
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids