I’ve reviewed a few books by Laura Minter and Tia Williams and I’m really happy to bring you this latest book Kitchen Science, 30 Awesome STEM Experiments to try at home.
Kitchen Science is a collection of 30 STEM-themed activities for children, making use of everyday materials found in the kitchen. Learn about how microwaves work, why honeycomb is full of bubbles, how to make plastic out of milk and much more. With the added bonus of making some yummy treats as part of some experiments, what’s not to love? This book provides an accessible and stimulating way to explore STEM themes at home. Each experiment is accompanied by an illustrated explanation of the science behind it and how it works. AGES: 5 to 11
The Authors of Kitchen Science
Laura Minter and Tia Williams are two creative mums based in Sussex, UK. They started Little Button Diaries, their award-winning crafting and baking blog in 2013 to show that having children doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love. Laura and Tia also write craft tutorials for craft superstore Hobbycraft and they have written many books for GMC Publications, including The Superhero Craft Book, The Dinosaur Craft Book, The Mermaid Craft Book, The Horrible Craft Book and The Big Book of Dressing Up. Follow them on Instagram @littlebuttondiaries and on Twitter @LButtonDiaries
My Review of Kitchen Science
Every time you bake or cook, there are many scientific processes going on that change your ingredients into something completely new. In this book you are introduced to some interesting science experiments with items you probably already have in your kitchen cupboards, like bicarbonate of soda, cornflour, vinegar or oil. You can learn how to make generate electricity with a lemon and create powdered candy that fizzles on your tongue. Kitchen based science can be a brilliant way to link the STEM themes being taught at school back to the home in a fun and fascinating way. The book has a mixture of detailed diagrams and clear and precise photographs that bring the experiments to life before you even begin them.
Here is a little video introduction from Laura and Tia
Here are some more of my reviews of Little Button Books