Sunday, December 6, 2015

Edible Science from National Geographic Kids

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Welcome to Middle Grade Monday! Today I am checking in with a non-fiction title, Edible Science- Experiments You Can Eat, from national Geographic Kids and put together by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen and Carol Tennant.

This book is basically a recipe book for kids that teaches them about chemistry, biology and life science. They learn all sorts of things from pH scales to osmosis all while using food as their tool. The sections are divided into mixing and unmixing, solids, liquids, and Yum!, It's a gas, actions and reactions and biology in your kitchen.

The pictures are spot on and help guide kids through the process. The book gives you the list of supplies and ingredients and step by step instructions. There are also safety steps and advice for when a parent is needed. Of course, the science scoop is also given for every single recipe, so kids know what's happening and can look for the expected results.

So, of course I had to give it a try as part of my review. My son picked out the one recipe he wanted to try, baked Alaska, which teaches about insulation from heat. We followed all the steps, I suggest one extra egg white because our two didn't make enough for four cakes. (Picture to the right).It was a lot of funny baking it by his side and it worked just as the book said it would, and of course, it was yummy. He's already picked out his next recipe/experiment, mock apple pie.

5 stars!

1 comment:

  1. I just love all the National Geographic books for kids. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention.