Kitchen Science

Kitchen Science

by Peter Pentland, Pennie Stoyles

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Children's Literature
Kitchen and science at first glance appear to be mutually exclusive terms, however the upper elementary or middle school student will enjoy reading about science found in a most unusual place in this volume of the "Science and Scientists" series. Chemical reactions, microorganisms, refrigeration, gears, proteins, chocolate as fuel, and smoke detectors are just a few of the topics the reader will encounter in this book. Each two-page spread offers information about a distinct topic of science in the kitchen. Headings and subtitles give the reader quick access to specifics regarding each topic. Helpful pictures, diagrams, and captions offer even more detail about the subject. Words found in the glossary are printed in bold print throughout the text, while science terms appear in bold print highlighted by purple signaling that the reader can find more information about the science term in a purple box nearby on the same page. Pentland and Stoyles reveal the mystery and science behind detergent, cooking, and chemicals in food in a concise manner. Though it has many similarities to a textbook, this book would be a true asset to any upper elementary/middle school classroom or library, offering manageable content about complicated subjects of science in the kitchen. 2003 (orig. 2002), Chelsea House Publishers,
— Sarah Nelson
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-These titles introduce basic concepts and give career information. Forensic Science discusses the tools of the trade and offers examples of how fingerprints, DNA profiling, and blood types are used to solve crimes. Kitchen Science explains why we need food for fuel and vitamins, and the basic chemistry of food. A brief description of how microwaves, refrigerators, and detergents work, as well as kitchen safety and tools, is included. Kitchen Science offers more science background than that found in Michael Elsohn Ross's Kitchen Lab (Carolrhoda, 2002), but Ross's book has more experiments. Pentland and Stoyles's titles have colorful illustrations and use sidebars to present interesting tidbits of relevant information.-Marion F. Gallivan, Gannon University, Erie, PA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
Science and Scientists Ser.
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.34(d)

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