Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Edible Science by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen and Carol Tennant


ABOUT THE BOOK

Grab a beaker, pick up your whisk, and get ready to cook up some solid science. Using food as our tools (or ingredients!) curious kids become saucy scientists that measure, weigh, combine, and craft their way through the kitchen. Discover dozens of thoroughly-tested, fun, edible experiments, sprinkled with helpful photos, diagrams, scientific facts, sub-experiments, and more. And the best news is when all the mad-science is done, you're invited to grab a spoon and take a bite -- and share your results with friends and family.

REVIEW

If you know young readers who enjoy experimenting and food this is a great book for them.  The book is beautifully organized and easy to use.  The experiments all involve food and so most of results can be eaten afterwords.  Explanations are given for what is happening in each experiment.  The book is divided up into the following sections: mixing and unmixing; solids, liquids, and yum; It's a Gas!; Actions and Reactions; and Biology in Your Kitchen.  The reader is told which experiments they will probably want to have an adult around for and what is needed to complete the activity.  This is a great book for students who love to cook as well as students who like to experiment. I learned a lot reading this book and children will as well.  This would also be a fun book for families to share together.



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