Science for Kids
Youth grades 4-6
Nutrition embraces many science concepts. Some relate to the nature of food; some to how food is handled in the body. In Kitchen Science for Kids children will explore the sensory, physical, and chemical properties of food as well as nutrients as chemical components of food that their body needs to function.
Each of the five science experiments, which can be completed in 20 minutes, is designed for child-centered learning along with additional information for adults to guide the learning process. Experiments include:
The booklet also includes easy-to-make snacks, a list of childrens books, an evaluation form, and an activity on the Food Guide Pyramid.
Kitchen Science for Kids can be ordered from the Extension Distribution Center, 119 Kooser Drive, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011; 515-294-5247; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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