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Kitchen Science Lab for Kids
52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House. Lab Series
Cook up some science in your home with Kitchen Science Lab for Kids. Do physics, chemistry, and biology experiments with tools and ingredients found in any kitchen!
At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention. It's simple to do science in your own kitchen, not to mention inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using everyday ingredients. You would never have guessed that science can be as easy as baking.
Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together in their own kitchens and backyards. To explore physics, marshmallow slingshots serve as a lesson on the transformation of energy and an egg-throwing experiment demonstrates the law of motion. Kids will learn about microbiology by growing their own microbe zoo on a homemade petri plate. They can even learn about rocket science at home by making and launching bottle rockets, using water and a bike pump. Other projects explore the exciting science of crystals, static electricity, acidification, and solar energy.
The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups. It's the perfect resource for Girl Scout Brownies looking to earn their Home Scientist badges! Many of the experiments are safe enough for children as young as toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together.
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"Heinecke takes kids - and their parents - through the step-by-step process of scientific method, with easy-to-follow instructions and photos." - Omaha World-Herald "While technically not a cookbook (although it does have edible electromagnetic waves), this book celebrates the kitchen and food as a source of science magic... If you have kids, or just are a kid, this book is a must-have." - Minneapolis City Pages "Known to most as The Kitchen Pantry Scientist, LizHeinecke is an avid blogger, NASA Earth Ambassador, Bacteriologist and former medical researcher. But to her three children, she's just known as "mom" EURO" an enthusiastic and curious parent who loves to have as much fun with science as they do." - A Bullseye View, the blog for Target