Kitchen Science: 30 Awesome STEM Experiments to Try At Home (Laura Minter & Tia Williams)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Kitchen Science: 30 Awesome STEM Experiments to Try at Home by Laura Minter and Tia Williams, a fascinating collection of DIY science experiments that center around food.

Did you know you can make a volcano with a lemon? Or crush a soda can with ice water? Ever wonder what oobleck is? Or how yeast makes bread rise? Young scientists can learn all this and more in this kitchen- and food-themed book of experiments, which give kids and their caregivers the tools to conduct educational, and often edible, experiments right at their kitchen counters.

Awesome! We were big fans of Minter and Williams’ previous DIY experiment book, Science School, and this follow-up takes everything that made that book great and adds some delicious food-based fun. By exploring the science of cooking, young readers get a double dose of learning; for instance, not only how to make their own rock candy, but also how the sugar molecules form around a seed crystal to create the rock candy. Coupled with clear-cut and easy-to-follow instructions, color photos showing each step of every experiment, and a healthy amount of safety warnings, and this makes for a great way to get kids involved in both the kitchen and the classroom. JJ and I loved the experiments on offer, especially those that resulted in tasty homemade snacks. Overall, this is a wonderful title for both the culinary- and science-inclined kiddo, and we highly recommend it. Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)