Hack Your Kitchen: Discover a World of Food Fun with Science Buddies

Lerner. Feb. 2021. 32p. Tr $27.99. ISBN 9781728414683; pap. $8.99. ISBN 9781728423852.
Gr 2-5–This title offers eight kitchen activities for curious youngsters, with assistance from an adult. Be prepared to get a bit messy. Projects encourage budding scientists to drop balls onto flour and cocoa to make impact craters, design a lemon volcano, and create edible paper from potato flour. Activities such as making rock candy and baked ice cream will require patience but provide delicious results. Each activity includes a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, clear photos, and a brief explanation of what happened. Back matter consists of a glossary, an index, and further reading. A QR code links to kitchen activities and articles about food scientists on the “Science Buddies” website.
VERDICT Purchase for libraries that need to update a science collection.

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