Thursday, April 2, 2020

Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids Book Review

I love STEM Projects--and I love fun projects that teach the kids math, science and more while getting them cooking and baking and learning in the kitchen.  Today, we have a great book for families in our book review feature!  Learn about Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids and read my thoughts about the book as I share our family's review!

We are also sharing this review as our entry for Letter A in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!  
A is for Awesome! 

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About the Book

In laboratories, at school, and even in your house—science happens everywhere. Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids brings the excitement of scientific investigation to your kitchen with a heaping helping of experiments that you can really sink your teeth into!

From flaming cheese puffs to solar-powered s’mores, discover tons of deliciously fun ways to explore science—plus technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Each of these science experiments for kids comes with easy-to-follow instructions, as well as difficulty and mess ratings so you know how much adult help you‘ll need. You’ll even find out what meal each experiment is best for!

Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids includes:
  • Chew on science—Discover the science in your everyday life with 50 experiments you can try (and taste) yourself.
  • Fun and educational—Eat your way through five chapters worth of kitchen science experiments for kids, each one based on a specific part of STEAM learning.
  • All skill levels—Whether it’s your first time experimenting in the kitchen or you’ve already got lots of cooking experience, this book of tasty experiments is for you.
Hungry for scientific exploration? Dig in with Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids!

My Review

Great Way to Involve the Entire Family in a Project. This book offers an assortment of 50 projects, ranging from easy to difficult. This book is perfect for families seeking projects for multiple children with a wide age range. While most children will need parental guidance through most of the projects detailed--this is an excellent book for teens and middle school students to work and learn alongside younger siblings.

Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids Teaches Actual Science. The layout of this book is perfect for learning about the STEAM projects inside! Each project has a difficulty level, vocabulary words (with a glossary to define them), space to write observations, and learn about the scientific method and a breakdown of the hows and whys of each experiment. There are even extra suggestions to further learning or expand on the presented experience.

Would I recommend Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids by Dr. Megan Olivia Hall? All of my daughters attended STEM-focused schools--with my youngest daughter attending from Kindergarten. I LOVE the projects presented in this book! Each experiment is well organized--materials and objectives are explicit--and parents are made aware before choosing a project of the time needed to complete the project--and the dreaded mess involved! The experiments that we worked through went as planned according to the instructions. This book is an excellent resource for parents as you find creative ways to keep the kids learning at home!

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About the Author

Dr. Megan Olivia Hall is the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. As a science teacher, Megan has worked with learners of many ages and levels, from kindergarteners to graduate students. A National Board Certified Teacher, she serves as science department chair and develops curriculum at Open World Learning Community in St. Paul Public Schools. Megan's writing has been featured in Education Week and The Science Teacher. A Leading Educator Ambassador for Equity Fellow with the Education Civil Rights Alliance, Megan holds a Ph.D. in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation from Walden University.

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