Edible Science Experiments {Book Review}

Edible Science Experiments {Book Review}

Edible Science Experiments {Book Review}

If you’re homeschooling like I am, you may have had to get creative with the subject of Science at home. A lot can be learned from books or online, sure…but some things are just better when the students can learn by doing it themselves. So I have to suggest the book, Edible Science Experiments by National Geographic for Kids!

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.

I’m not sure who had more fun with these edible experiments, the kids or me!

This fun book uses kitchen science to teach kids about weather, chemistry, the five senses, measuring and even about kitchen safety and experiment basics. Each lesson is broken into an introduction about the topic, the ingredients and directions, plus what the kids learn after they are done. They are easy to follow and understand, and the teacher knows right away how long each one should take before they get started (great for planning).

My kids also enjoyed the graphics and pictures to go along with the lessons, not to mention the fact we got to play with our food and eat it!

Here are a few of the things we made:

  • Ice Cream
  • Beef Jerky
  • Banana Bread
  • Yogurt
  • Water Purifier

Now some of these take longer, and more ingredients, than others. I’d say we had most of the items already on hand. We did have to plan ahead sometimes, and start an experiment one day and come back to it later or the next day. But like I said, the book told us ahead of time how much time would be required for each experiment.

So are you ready to get your kids excited about science? Then check out the Edible Science Experiments book by National Geographic for Kids on Amazon today.

How do you handle science lessons at home?

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