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. This title has been revised and updated to reflect 2020 educational standards and incorporate new scientific discoveries!
• Kitchen Chemistry brings science to life in ways kids find easy to replicate and fascinating to accomplish.
• Hands-on projects and experiments, such as making an Alka-Seltzer rocket, building a foamy volcano, and creating crystals, reinforce learning and enhance critical and creative thinking skills.
• Essential questions, cool trivia, and links to online primary sources all add up to an inspired time in the kitchen learning chemistry!