Hack Your Kitchen

Discover a World of Food Fun with Science Buddies ®

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

You have a science lab in your own home-your kitchen

Young scientists will learn all about many different scientific principles and properties using everyday tools and ingredients from their own kitchens! Step-by-step instructions and detailed photos help you learn how to make a lemon volcano, craft your own rock candy, build a superlong straw, and more with these hands-on science projects.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Active Nonfiction, Makerspace, Makerspace: Science/Experiments/Activities, STEM, STEM: Interdisciplinary
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Science Buddies ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-02-02
Text Type Procedural
BISACS JNF051110, JNF014000, JNF001000
Dewey 507.8
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 790
Guided Reading Level S
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Page Plus™, Recipes, Reviewed, Step-by-step instructions, and Table of contents

Author, Photographer: Niki Ahrens

Niki Ahrens lives in San Diego, CA with her spouse, her inquisitive children Edel and Remy, and four pets. She is an outdoor education coordinator, naturalist, and intercultural consultant. Niki works to disrupt inequities by connecting nature and social justice learning experiences. She is likely out birding on a nature walk.


School Library Journal

“[O]ffers eight kitchen activities for curious youngsters . . .”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Something old, something new, some with batter, some are blue, and lots of projects here to do!”—Kirkus Reviews