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Eat Your Science Homework:
Recipes for Inquiring Minds

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By: Ann McCallum / Illustrated by: Leeza Hernandez

Hypothesis: This book will be fun.

Remember the old excuse: the dog ate my homework? Did it ever work? Teachers are more savvy than that. But try saying that YOU ate your homework and you’ll put a smile on Teacher’s face. You know why? The kitchen is a laboratory, recipes are experiments, and food is science.

Want to understand atoms and molecules? There’s no better way than to make Atomic Popcorn Balls. Follow the recipe and arrange the “atoms” into “molecules” using toothpicks. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can create all the elements of the periodic table (if you don’t eat all the atoms first!).

Studying black holes? Grab some friends, pour some milk, and talk gravity and supernovas over some tasty Black Hole Swallow-Ups. Black holes are a complicated concept, so if you need to do this experiment twice, no one will complain.

Ann McCallum and Leeza Hernandez prove they have a knack for making homework fun—and delicious—in this informative and entertaining follow-up to their 2011 collaboration, Eat Your Math Homework. Hernandez’s illustrations are charming and delightful, but also carefully crafted to lead young readers step-by-step through the experiments, making the scientific method fun and easy.

Simple recipes that yield delicious surprises, science samplers that further explain the scientific principle being explored, and a glossary of terms make Eat Your Science Homework a must for all kitchen labs.

Conclusion: Yep! This book is fun!

Look Inside the Book:

Author & Illustrator Bios:

Ann McCallum, author

Ann McCallum is the author of several books, including Eat Your Math Homework; Eat Your Science Homework; Rabbits, Rabbits Everywhere; and Beanstalk: The Measure of a Giant. She is currently a high school teacher in Maryland, though she started her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in northern Canada. She also taught English composition in the United Arab Emirates for five years. Ann enjoys reading, traveling, and walking through leaves, and hopes, one day, to climb a beanstalk.

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Leeza Hernandez, illustrator

Leeza Hernandez is an illustrator and graphic designer whose art has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and books, including Eat Your Math Homework; Eat Your Science Homework; and Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo (Simon & Schuster). She's also written and illustrated books, including Catnapped (G.P. Putnam's Sons). She is the recipient of the Tomie dePaola Portfolio award from the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

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Awards & Honors:

  • A Junior Library Guild Selection

Editorial Reviews:

School Library Journal

A creative work that gives readers an opportunity to experience scientific terms and processes with familiar objects and recipes. For instance, a salad dressing comprised of oil and vinegar makes for a fun lesson about the properties of matter, chemical reactions are demonstrated with invisible ink on sandwiches, and lasagna provides a way to observe sedimentary layers. Scientific terms are explained in each chapter, and recipes are given and reinforced with a glossary. Bright illustrations and clear instructions will appeal to younger readers, while older readers will find the concepts and vocabulary educational; the recipes will appeal to a wide range of ages. An accessible and engaging title that should please even reluctant readers.


ISBN: 978-1-57091-298-6

ISBN: 978-1-57091-299-3

ISBN: 9781607347446 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-626-5 PDF
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Ages: 7-10
Page count: 48
8 x 10

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 3. Standards 1-5, 7, 8, and 10.
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 4. Standards 1-5, 7, and 10.

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