Kitchen Chemistry: Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures with Hands-On Science Activities
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Praise for a previous edition of this book
Children’s Literature Review
“This tidy kid-friendly book is crammed with activities and information on chemistry . . . Lots of science information is mixed with the how-to of the projects and there is hardly a blank space on a page anywhere in the book . . . A very nicely done and reasonably priced collection.”
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Detailed Book Description
In Kitchen Chemistry: Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures with Hands-On Science Activities, readers ages 9 to 12 discover that the cooking, mixing, and measuring you do in the kitchen all has its roots deep in science—chemistry to be exact!
Starting with an exploration of atoms and molecules and how they make up the world, Kitchen Chemistry goes on to discuss mixtures, reactions, states of matter, solutions, and more! By using familiar scenarios such as boiling water, baking cookies, and creating slime, kids make text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections that deepen their understanding of the world around us and the connection to chemistry to be found in every area of life. Hands-on STEM activities, essential questions, and links to online primary resources help readers learn the fundamentals of the world of chemistry!
Try these hands-on chemistry projects!
- Make your own crystals
- Create a chromacolor bookmark
- Study rust on different materials
- Make vanilla ice cream
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Periodic Table of Elements
The Small Stuff: Atoms and Molecules
Mix It Up with Mixtures
Solids: It’s a State of Mind
Liquids: Go with the Flow!
Gases: It’s Something in the Air
A Change of State