Science You Can Eat by Stefan Gates

Published September 30, 2021

Science You Can Eat by Stefan Gates

Book info

  • Title Science You Can Eat
  • Author Stefan Gates
  • Year 2019
  • Genre Science

This quest of gastronomic wonder is so much more than just another science book for kids! It explores the science of food by asking questions you're hungry to know the answers to and putting them to the test through fun experiments. The proof is in the pudding. Cooking is just delicious chemistry, and the science experiments in this adorable kids cookbook will prove it. Once you understand science, you understand food. Find out why popcorn goes 'pop' as you test it out for yourself. Explore how taste is affected by smell, know if carrots really can turn you orange, and finally discover whether eating insects is the future of food. There is a fantastic mix of fun facts and knowledge, context and science experiments for kids in this educational book. The experiments are easy to execute at home with things you have around the kitchen. The instructions are detailed but easy to understand, so some kids could even adventure solo through its pages.


I’ve gained access to a few kid’s books recently, because I am, at heart, a big kid myself. And particularly when it comes to science, this is probably about my level. But it’s a super simple, colourful book, with some great facts about food that will keep kids interested, as well as some experiments to try in the kitchen to boggle the mind. Mostly, though, it’s a good base introduction to the building blocks that would hopefully help kids make good food choices in the future.

Rating: 4 / 5

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