Science Experiments You Can Eat

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Product Description Kids take the reins in the kitchen with this hands-on book of edible science experiments! With revised and updated material, a brand-new look, and hours of innovative, educational experiments, this science classic by award-winning author Vicki Cobb will be devoured by a whole new generation of readers. Combine with such books as Awesome Science Experiments for Kids to help junior scientists continue their learning, whether at home or in a classroom. With contemporary information that reflects changes in the world of processing and preserving foods, this cookbook demonstrates the scientific principles that underpin the chemical reactions we witness every day—just by cooking. And once readers have tested their theories and completed their experiments, they can eat the results! From salad dressing to mayonnaise, celery to popcorn, and muffins to meringues, this book uses food to make science accessible to a range of tastes. Also included is essential information on eating healthfully, plus additional resources for further exploration.   This nonfiction guide is an excellent choice for tweens in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. From the Author This book has become a classic because it it a book of procedures.  I did every experiment in the book and wrote what I did and what I discovered.  This leaves room for the reader to vary the procedures and see the differences in the results. There are no correct or incorrect result--you can learn from everything you do.   This edition contains many new experiments including a discussion of nutrition and that 70 % of the American diet is made up of processed food--science experiments we buy and eat regularly. I made a trailer for this edition which you can find here: vimeo.com/170013378 From the Back Cover Science never tasted so good! Dig into a feast of fun—where you’re the scientist and the kitchen is your laboratory! Discover what it takes to make sugar crystallize into rock candy, what moisture has to do with popping popcorn, and how proteins are essential in making cakes and muffins rise. And after you’ve tested your theories and made some amazing discoveries, you can actually eat your results! Vicki Cobb’s Science Experiments You Can Eat has stood the test of time, filling the minds—and stomachs—of kids for more than forty years. Now with revised and updated material that includes clever new procedures, many new experiments, and vital information on nutrition, a whole new generation of readers can devour this cornucopia of food for thought. About the Author Vicki Cobb is the author of many award-winning science books for young people. With degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University Teachers College, Vicki enjoyed an early career as a science teacher. She now devotes all her time to writing and speaking to teachers, children, and librarians all over the country. She frequently writes for the Huffington Post and is also the founder and president of iNK Think Tank, an organization dedicated to getting high-quality nonfiction books into classrooms. To find out what recent science experiment Vicki has been cooking up, visit her online at www.vickicobb.com.  Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, teacher, and author. He has written and illustrated over a dozen books for readers of all ages. Tad runs his design and branding studio, Carpenter Collective, with his wife, Jessica, in Kansas City, Missouri. Visit him online at tadcarpenter.com.

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