Friday, November 6, 2015

Ann McCallum Books, Eat Your Science {Review}

We were recently given the chance to review Eat Your Science: Recipes for Inquiring Minds from Ann McCallum Books.

Ann McCallum Books was create by Ann McCallum of Maryland. Ann McCallum grew up in British Columbia, Canada. There she taught in a one room school house. Ann McCallum then moved to Maryland where she taught Math. Ann also kept tabs on the rabbit population. Ann McCallum and her family also lived in United Arab Emirates for a couple of year. It was here where she started working on her first book: The Secret Life of Math. She then wrote two fairy tales and then her most recent Math inspired book: Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds. Ann McCallum currently resides in Maryland with her husband and two children. She is working on publishing a novel while working as a teacher and being a full time mom. 

Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds was written by Ann McCallum and illustrated by Leeza Hernandez. Eat Your Science Homework: Recipe for Inquiring Minds has you using the kitchen as your laboratory, using recipes as your experiments and using food as Science. How fun is that. Each experiment you make is edible!! 

Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds discusses The Scientific Method and Safety in the Lab. It then has six different recipes, which are your experiments, to try out. Each recipe is a Scientific theme:

-Atomic Popcorn Balls
-Density Dressing and Veggie Sticks
-Invisible Ink Snack Pockets
-Loop, Whorl, and Arch Cookies
- Sedimentary Pizza Lasagna
- Black Hole Swallow Ups

After your experiments there is a Science Review. You will also find a Glossary in the back of the book for Vocabulary words. 

Each topic starts off with a small lesson. There is even a teachers guide that you can download from the website to help your student follow along, plus there are some added in activities to go along with each lesson. 

If you would like to order Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds, you can do so by clicking HERE. There are two different covers you can choose from: Paperback ($7.95) or Hardcover ($16.95). 

We received a copy of Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds ( paperback). One of the very first things that I noticed was how colorful and child friendly Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds is. The colors are cheerfully colorful and the fun characters or pictures on each page make the book appealing and friendly. Each turn of the page is inviting for children. 

I really liked that the book started out going over the Scientific Method (we have not used it much lately so a fresh reminder was nice). Then I really was glad it included kitchen safety tips. Everyone knows their own child in the kitchen, but it never hurts to have a friendly reminder for those who are still learning the ropes of kitchen safety. 

The lessons are the perfect length. Monster is not one to focus on one subject for long periods of time. Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds does not take very long to complete each lesson. Making it the perfect book for Monster and I. We can get through a lesson without it turning into a meltdown! Plus with the experiments being all hands on, it keeps the children moving and involved! 

Monster and I have not been able to do all the recipes yet because... well he is a picky eater and there are just some I know he won't even His favorite so far though has been the Loop, Whorl and Arch Cookies. The recipe is simple enough too that he was able to follow the instructions on his own mostly to create his cookies! For children who enjoy hands on experiments Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds is a great tool for them to use! 

Check out Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds and other great books written by Ann McCallum on her website Ann McCallum Books.

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1 comment:

Ann McCallum said...

I am so glad that you and Monster (great name!)had a good time with this book! Thank you for the lovely review. :)