Reviews for Kitchen Chemistry

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 April

Gr 5-8--These slim volumes miss the mark for the intended audience. There is not enough information here for reports and yet they are too dry to welcome general-interest reading. The theme of the series, that accidents in science can lead to great discoveries, is not carried through with enough real-world examples. Each title explains chemistry as it relates to the topic, discusses the scientific method, and concludes with experiments. A few of thes are incorrectly numbered, and one even suggests that fifth graders ask an adult to help use a measuring cup even when working with a safe substance.

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