Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 STEAM Projects You Can Eat!

Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 STEAM Projects You Can Eat!

by Megan Olivia Hall
Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 STEAM Projects You Can Eat!

Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 STEAM Projects You Can Eat!

by Megan Olivia Hall


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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641526210
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Series: Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 156,164
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

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.

Table of Contents

A Note for Parents ix

A Note for Kids xi

Chapter 1 Let's Dic In 1

Chapter 2 How to Use this Book 9

Chapter 3 Science 13

Finding Your Fizz: Carbonation Hacks 15

Kneading to Breathe: Yeast Bread 18

Sweet Science: Strawberry Jam 23

As the World Churns: Flavored Butters 26

Salad Solution: Dressing Up a Mixture 28

Comparing Apples & Oranges: Fruit Densities 31

Dry it Yourself: Nature's Candy 33

What Nut? Combustion Reactions You Can Eat 37

Say Cheese: Getting the Perfect Grill 39

Get Some Culture: Homegrown Yogurt 42

Making a Muffin Out of a Molehill: Shape-Changing Scones 45

Vegetable Protection: What Stops Onion Tears? 48

If You Can't Take the Heat: Chlorophyll on Boil 50

Humpty Dumpty: When Proteins Unravel 52

I'm A Gluten for Pizza: The Field of Flours 54

Extra Feature: Supermarket Science 57

Chapter 4 Technology 59

Let it Glow: Bioluminescence in Your Kitchen 60

Unmasking the Code of Life: DNA Extraction Smoothies 63

Marvelous Marbles: Molecular Gastronomy for the Young Chef 67

Your Snack is on Fire: Flaming Cheese Puffs 71

Hidden Pigments: Spinach Chromatography 74

Extra Feature: Wok & Roll with Chef Hervé This 77

Chapter 5 Engineering 79

Pineapple Problems: Protecting Your Proteins 80

Sneaky Zucchini: Imitation Apple Pie 83

That's So Cheesy: Playing with Whey 86

The Tallest Taste: Maillard Reaction French Toast 89

Happy Apples: Cinnamon Apple Pancakes 91

Egg Foam Science: Magnificent Macaroons 95

A Bright Future: Solar-Powered S'mores 98

Dueling Domes: Geodesic Gumdrop Designs 101

Launch Your Lunch: Design a Marshmallow Catapult 105

Home Sweet Home: Build a Gingerbread House 108

Extra Feature: A Slice of History with George Washington Carver 113

Chapter 6 Art 115

Real Rock Candy: Chocolate-Coated Candy Geodes 116

Stained Glass Wonders: Color Swirl Candy 119

Over the Rainbow: Color Mix Frosting 122

Dyeing for Pasta: Does Shape Make a Difference? 125

Beet It: Edible Dyes 128

Crunchy Capillary Action: Color Change Celery 130

Inside the Rose: Fruit, Flower & Fungus Dissections 133

An A-Peeling Dish: Potato People 135

Delicious Dinosaurs: Modeling Rock & Fossil Formation 139

Your Own Personal Ice Cream Age: Modeling Glaciers 143

Extra Feature: Careers in Food Science 145

Chapter 7 Mathematics 147

Layers of Archimedes: Drinkable Density Column 148

Explosive Predictions: Popcorn on the Fly 150

Godzilla Gummies: Outrageous Osmosis 153

In a Pickle: Overnight Hors D'Oeuvres 155

Turning Purple: Homemade Cabbage pH Indicator 159

When Life Gives you Lemons: The pH of Lemonade 163

A Volcano in the Oven: Baking Soda & Vinegar Cake 165

Deep Freeze: Ice Cream on a Roll 169

Slime-Y Science: Goo You Can Chew 173

It's a Gas: Fluffy Baked Pancake 176

Extra Feature: The Science of Nutrition 179

Chapter 8 It's a Wrap 181

Resources 183

Glossary 186

Index 191

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