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Kitchen Science
     

Kitchen Science

by Shar Levine
 

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"The clean and colorful format, cleverly boxed lists of supplies, and cartoon characters will encourage youngsters to try these activities on their own."--School Library Journal

Science basics start right at home for children with this fun introduction to the kitchen laboratory. There, simple and safe activities will reveal the excitement of science in an

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"The clean and colorful format, cleverly boxed lists of supplies, and cartoon characters will encourage youngsters to try these activities on their own."--School Library Journal

Science basics start right at home for children with this fun introduction to the kitchen laboratory. There, simple and safe activities will reveal the excitement of science in an enjoyable, unintimidating atmosphere. And bright drawings and photos add to the kid appeal. What children learn as they cook up some cool experiments will set the stage for science success all through school. All it takes are some common materials, such as applesauce, coffee filters, coarse pepper, and a candy or two. Colorful "cabbage soup" teaches them about chemical reactions, and they'll also learn by watching balloons inflate themselves with the help of a little yeast, making eggs "burp," and more. There are even activities to do in restaurants while waiting for the meal.

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Children's Literature
Do you always blow up balloons with air from your lungs? Try doing it with yeast! Think you need a seed to grow a plant? Think again! This book has page after page of simple experiments that can be done in your kitchen with inexpensive materials that are most likely already on your kitchen shelves. Each activity includes a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and a brief discussion of what happened during the experiment. Most of the experiments could be done by older readers without adult supervision although the authors suggest that all kids make sure an adult is with them. Appealing drawings and color photographs of kids illustrate every page. New words are highlighted in bold type and their definitions can be found at the back of the book in the glossary. A good resource for parents looking for activities to share with children, for home schooling parents and for teachers who will find that these experiments can be easily and safely done in the classroom. 2003, Sterling Publishing, Ages 7 to 11.
— Anita Barnes Lowen
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This title features 33 activities that use commonly found materials. Introductory chapters emphasize the ease of creating a laboratory and conducting experiments at home. Safety is emphasized both in the introduction addressed to children and in the notes to parents and teachers. Awareness of allergies and health concerns (diabetes) is suggested in the projects that call for sugar, chocolate, and milk. Cleaning pennies with vinegar, making an indicator for acids and bases with red cabbage, making butter and ice cream, the floating egg experiment, fruit and vegetable prints, and making crystals are a few of the activities included. Although many of them could be done as demonstrations in primary-grade classrooms, the clean and colorful format, cleverly boxed lists of supplies, and cartoon characters will encourage youngsters to try these activities on their own. This book complements Chris Maynard's Kitchen Science (DK, 2001).-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781402722325
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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