Experiment with Kitchen Science

with 30 Fun Projects!

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Pub Date 17 May 2022 | Archive Date 28 Jun 2022

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Grab an apron and try some quick and easy, step-by-step experiments in your kitchen, in this fully illustrated and fun-filled book.

Science isn’t limited to the classroom – it can be cooked up in the kitchen! This photographic book of experiments and projects covers covers chemical reactions, states of matter, microbiology and much more – all with ingredients and equipment that can be found in the kitchen.

Discover how to make massive marshmallows, a crazy lemon volcano, baked ice cream and more, all using household items.

Featuring sections on mad mixtures, floating and forces, colourful chemistry, heating and eating and things that are easy freezy, you’re sure to get a taste for kitchen science!

The STEAM Ahead series shows readers that science isn’t limited to the classroom – it can be found out in the garden, cooked up in the kitchen and brought to life with paper and paints! Each book features clear, step-by-step instructions and has a fresh, contemporary design, with an emphasis on fun, achievable experiments to give kids hands-on experiences. The science behind each experiment is explained, giving readers the theory behind the practical activities. 

Titles in the series include:
STEAM Ahead: Experiment with Kitchen Science
STEAM Ahead: Experiment with Outdoor Science
​STEAM Ahead: Experiment with Art
STEAM Ahead: Experiment with Engineering
Grab an apron and try some quick and easy, step-by-step experiments in your kitchen, in this fully illustrated and fun-filled book.

Science isn’t limited to the classroom – it can be cooked up in the...

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This is a very fun book about the science of kitchens. The activities and recipes are organized along scientific principles so there are chapters on mixtures, forces, chemistry, and so on. The introduction describes some of the features of the book (like red boxes to warn that grownups help might be needed or yellow boxes to show that there is potential for a big mess). Each activity is carefully explained with lots of full color photographs to show the process. There are text boxes to tell about the scientific processes but never so much text that it would be overwhelming. This book was very well thought out and I think kids are going to love it. Their teachers will love the experiments and the kids are going to pour over the pages plotting which activity to try next!

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This awesome non-fiction book holds several excellent opportunities for children to explore and experiment in their own kitchens! With step-by-step directions, and simple, common ingredients, this book offers opportunities that will teach children so much about nutrition, cooking, baking and how to prepare and understand different types of foods. Beyond just food there are experiments that have to do with kitchen tools, basics in chemistry and physics and tons of background information about the scientific concepts being explored. The book includes real photographs as well as diagrams and simple pictures and features text boxes with interesting facts. I can definitely see young children being very interested in this book. It is also a great opportunity for parents and children to connect and learn together in the kitchen without having to go to too much trouble organizing and planning. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 4-12 range. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

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These experiments all actually use common household items and are achievable for kiddos--they look like lots of fun too! There are apt warning signs about potential messes or handing hot materials, which is much appreciated. Most experiments would not need a parent watching over and helping, though some of the most exciting and tasty ones, like making caramel, do require an adult's help, so I could see a lot of adults at home getting involved in the experiments as well. My only qualm is that any experiment that requires an adult's help doesn't warn you before starting the experiment, but rather there is a red bubble next to each step that requires an adult's help. I can foresee an over-eager kid beginning experiment rather than reading it all the way through, then coming to this step that requires adult assistance and then getting stalled if an adult wasn't available. I would have liked maybe a tiny warning at the top of the experiment warning that adult guidance is needed.

Overall, I thought each experiment was overall clear to follow and there was a large diversity in experiments that were appropriate for the kitchen setting. Would be a great read to summer holiday read as it will keep keep kids curious, experimenting, and busy with friends, adults at home, or even alone.

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Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for a review- all thoughts are my own!

Another beautiful book by Nick Arnold! I as a homeschool teacher and both my kids (9&7) love the pictures, easy to read instructions and small sample of who what when why - we’re able to research more each experiment if we choose to, and aren’t bombarded with information we can’t retain. We bought the physical copy of the science experiments- now to buy this one Becusse it’s that good and we need this in our shelf space!

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We love science experiments here. This was such a fun book! There are a ton of easy to do experiments and most use items you already have. If you don’t, they are at your local grocery store.

* Easy to follow instructions
* Every day items for the experiments
* Kids can do most steps on their own.
* Warnings are included if there is a mess factor or parents needed.
* Pictures (drawings) of step by step instructions.

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This is a brilliant book for parents or caretakers to explore with children, pretty much everything you need you’ll already have in your home, and this gives us 30 funny science experiments that helps us explain to our children why things happened the way they did.

Highly recommend this book, I explored more than a few experiments and my 8 years old daughter had lots of fun, while I am sure, we both learned a lot.

Thank you NetGalley for the free ARC and this is my honest opinion.

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Experiment with Kitchen Science is a Children's Nonfiction book that has us experimenting, having fun and learning whilst in the kitchen. This book is part of a STEAM series and we cannot wait to check out the others!

The cover is bright and catches my eye. It showcases well what we're about to dive into.

Broken up into different chapters such as, Colorful Chemistry and Floating and Forces, I knew we were in for a fun read. The font is easily readable and attractive, the color palettes chosen are great and I love the challenges and facts throughout the pages. There's also a mix of images and illustrations which is great for the learning experience.

5 Stars. Would recommend. We actually completed some of these with our toddler who enjoyed them. As he gets older, I could see using this during homeschooling or alongside his course curriculums at school.

Thanks to the publisher, Quarto Publishing Group – QEB Publishing, the author, and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC copy to read and review. Review will also be posted to my blog (www.kagoodsell.com/book-reviews), GoodReads, TikTok (@unearthingeco), as well as NetGalley reviews.

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This book has lots of great experiments for children that look fun and interesting! I love the design of the book and all of the pictures and easy step by step instructions. Each experiment has lots of pictures and clear directions to follow as well.

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Some of these "activities" would be better demonstrations in the classroom. I think overall the activities would be better used at home vs in school.

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