Make Your Own Mentos Explosion

Make Your Own Mentos Explosion

Chemical reaction or display of physical force? Try this experiment with candy and soda and see what happens.
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Point A Masterpiece

Point A Masterpiece

From Explore Atoms and Molecules!

Does pointillism really work? Create your own pointy artwork to find out.

Converting Units

Converting Units

From Chemistry

Chemistry uses many types of measurements. Some of the most common include distance, mass, time, temperature, volume, density, pressure, amount, concentration, energy, velocity, molarity, viscosity, and electric charge. Each of these can be measured in different ways. For example, mass can be measured in pounds, ounces, grams, and kilograms. Because of these differences, chemists must know how to convert measured quantities into SI. The factor-label method allows you to easily convert units from one type...

Rocky Treats

Rocky Treats

From Explore Solids and Liquids!

With this project, you can see how molecules that are separated can come back together—and then you get to eat the results! CAUTION: An adult needs to help with the boiling water.

Blood Spatter Patterns

Blood Spatter Patterns

From Forensics

Blood spatter is a collection of blood spots, which may be different sizes and shapes depending on how they were formed. Blood spatter differs depending on the amount of blood, the speed of the drop, the angle at which it hits the ground, and the distance the drop travels.



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.”

Detailed Book Description

A new edition offers more science fun with updated activities and links to great chemistry videos!

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
Available In:
Paperback, $17.95
Hardcover, $22.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8x10 size | 4-color | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Chemistry


Periodic Table of Elements

Chemistry Matters!

Chapter 1
The Small Stuff: Atoms and Molecules

Chapter 2
Mix It Up with Mixtures

Chapter 3
Reactions: Presto-Chang-O!

Chapter 4
Solids: It’s a State of Mind

Chapter 5
Liquids: Go with the Flow!

Chapter 6
Gases: It’s Something in the Air

Chapter 7
A Change of State

Chapter 8
Water Everywhere

Metric Conversions
Essential Questions