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Science Experiments You Can Eat by Vicki Cobb

Kids will love getting to eat their science projects in this clever, well organized book all about science.

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Science Experiments You Can Eat, Revised and Updated by Vicki Cobb. HarperCollins, 2016. 256 pages.

Reading Level: Nonfiction, ages 8-12

Recommended For: Ages 6 and up

We eat science experiments every day: carbonated beverages, bread, yogurt, pudding, and more–and now, Vicki Cobb shows young readers just what is going on behind the scenes. Helpfully broken into eleven chapters, the book is organized similarly to a cookbook with sections on proteins, carbohydrates and fats, emulsions, and more. Young scientists are given a list of needed materials, step-by-step directions, and reminders to make observations as they experiment with their food.

This revised and updated version includes reminders to eat appropriately and offers plenty of encouragement for kids to get their hands wet and taste test–all in the name of science! Perfect for young chefs, young science lovers, homeschool families, classroom or school library reference, this is a terrific way to help kids see the everyday application for some of their science class concepts. It might even help to spark a love of science in kids who aren’t sure they like science. After all, they probably like to eat! Note: We have not read every word on every page, but there is no evolutionary language on the pages we did closely read.

Cautions: none

Overall Rating: 4.75

Worldview Rating: 4.75

Artistic Rating: 4.75

cover image from amazon

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