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Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself
     

Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself

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by Cynthia Light Brown
 

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Kids will learn how to shoot candy and soda 10 feet up in the air or create a crystal collage with the key chemistry concepts and exciting yet educational projects in this handbook. With more than two dozen fascinating projects illustrating major chemistry themes—including atoms and molecules; the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases; chemical

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Kids will learn how to shoot candy and soda 10 feet up in the air or create a crystal collage with the key chemistry concepts and exciting yet educational projects in this handbook. With more than two dozen fascinating projects illustrating major chemistry themes—including atoms and molecules; the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases; chemical reactions; acids and bases; and the properties of water—children learn the theory behind each project and then see the principles in action. A combination of wacky experiments, yummy cooking projects, and unusual creations, the activities can all be completed using common household materials and include walking on “goop,” making taffy, viewing the world from inside a giant bubble, and many more sure to keep kids investigating how the world works.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This tidy kid-friendly book is crammed with activities and information on chemistry. . . . Lots of science information is mixed with the how-to of the projects and there is hardly a blank space on a page anywhere in the book. . . . A very nicely done and reasonably priced collection.
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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
"I really enjoyed Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself. I found the explanations of chemistry concepts easy to understand, the experiment instructions easy to follow, and the supplies easy to find…Ms. Brown did an excellent job of explaining the concepts but not oversimplifying the vocabulary or the concepts…It provides a lot of real-life information that answers the questions "Why do I need to learn this?" and "When has learning this subject ever been helpful to anyone?”…I highly recommend this book."

Children’s Literature Review
"…This tidy kid-friendly book is crammed with activities and information on chemistry ... Lots of science information is mixed with the how-to of the projects and there is hardly a blank space on a page anywhere in the book. ...A very nicely done and reasonably priced collection."

Roald Hoffmann, 1981 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry
"Chemistry experiments in the kitchen! From mysterious oobleck to soda rockets, this book is the greatest fun. I can’t wait to try some of these experiments. The grandchildren? They will have to wait."

Stephen S. Bates, PhD, Research Scientist, Toxic Phytoplankton, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
"I wish I had grown up with this book! I know it would have peaked the curiosity of my own, now-grown boys."

Peter Agre, M.D., 2003 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry
"When young people actually put their hands on scientific projects, they realize how much fun science really is."

Mike Young, Fifth Grade Teacher, Pittsburgh, PA winner of the National Science Foundation’s Teacher of the Year award
"Learning about the world of chemistry is fun and exciting for the whole family in Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself. If you know someone interested in chemistry, this is a book they will love."

Anne Hall, Associate Research Scientist, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and former science teacher
"These intriguing projects give children practice in doing something to change the world (adding different ingredients, heating or cooling, mixing—we scientists call this “doing an experiment”), seeing what happens (“observing carefully”), and playing around (“testing variables”). And even better, it’s safe—no toxic chemicals or special equipment needed beyond what’s found in a kitchen and grocery store."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979226823
Publisher:
Nomad Press
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Build It Yourself Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
220,416
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

What People are Saying About This

Roald Hoffmann
Chemistry experiments in the kitchen! From mysterious oobleck to soda rockets, this book is the greatest fun. I can't wait to try some of these experiments. The grandchildren? They will have to wait. (Roald Hoffmann, Nobel laureate in chemistry)
Peter Agre
When young people actually put their hands on scientific projects, they realize how much fun science really is. Kitchen Chemistry is a source of amazing information and great fun. (Peter Agre, M.D., 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Light Brown is a founding partner and vice president of Clover Leaf Environmental Solutions. She has 18 years of experience as an environmental consultant specializing in pollution prevention, toxicology, and risk assessment. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Awesome book!
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