Kitchen Science Cookbook (UK)

Explore science at home with your family.

A beautiful, lovingly-crafted cookbook with a twist:  Each of the 50 recipes is a science experiment you can do at home, using only easy-to-find ingredients.

Authored by science educator and nanotechnologist Dr Michelle Dickinson, The Kitchen Science Cookbook brings science into your home in a way that's fun and easy to explore.

You don't need any qualifications to be scientific, just curiosity and a willingness to try things.  If you can follow a recipe, you can explore science at home with your family!

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“What a beautiful - and brilliant - book. My children are so excited, they rush home from school to do the next experiment with me!”

– Anne, Hampshire

"Thank you all for this product, and your amazing service. I read the BBC article and bought the book for my grandchildren - I'll be recommending it to all my friends."

– Leigh, Lincolnshire

"I was never good at science in school. I'm having as much fun as the kids are with these experiments - great time together, and we're all learning!"

– Rick, Edinburgh

If you can follow a recipe, you can explore science.

Each of the 50 fun and educational experiments is presented in an easy-to-follow recipe format that anyone can do and many of them are edible (and delicious too!). 

This book is specifically created to make science easy and fun to explore at home as a family.  You don't need any qualifications to be scientific, or even to have been good at 'science' at school.  Science is not just a subject, it's all around us - all you need is curiosity and a willingness to try things.

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As a social enterprise, we're on a mission to make science accessible to everyone.  

We have donate thousands of copies to communities, schools and families all over the world that would not otherwise have the opportunity to explore science in this way.  

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Turn Your Kitchen Into a Lab!

The Kitchen Science Cookbook from is a beautiful recipe book with a twist - each recipe is a science experiment you can do at home.  Why not try one of our simple recipes as seen on Blue Peter and use your arm power to turn cream into butter!

"We're on a mission to ensure that everyone, everwhere has the chance to enjoy a meaningful relationship with STEM."

From The Author

Dr Michelle Dickinson MNZM

As an engineer and a science communicator I often meet people who tell me that they wish they were ‘good at science too’.

Their understanding of ‘science’ often relates back to their school experience - they see it as a subject they used to study, rather than as a way of life.

One particular lady - a mother who brought her children along to one of our live science shows - said exactly this to me...and at the same time handed me cake she’d baked for our team. 

She was a scientist - she could follow a recipe, and adjust the way she cooked to affect the outcome or solve a problem - she just didn’t think about it in that way. That conversation was the inspiration for this book, and the start of three years’ research.

Using the scientific knowledge I’ve gathered from my experience in research labs, I’ve spent three years in the kitchen at home trying different experiments.

After lots of trial and error, I’ve compiled the top 50 of these in this book, each presented as an easy-to-follow recipe, just as you might find in a recipe book.

Every experiment in this book is easy to do - you need no previous scientific experience, and they only require ingredients and equipment that are commonly found in the home.

All of the recipes in this book are safe for even the youngest members of your family, and at the same time engaging enough to be enjoyed right through to the teenage years. They explore the worlds of physics, chemistry and biology while also using the construction and building skills vital for budding engineers.

Scientists and engineers are the problem solvers of our world, and this book is written to help develop these skills in a way that is fun, and sometimes even edible!

Featured Recipe - Marshmallow Slime

People love the 'Scrumptious Slime' recipe featured in The Kitchen Science Cookbook, and we received many requests for more edible slime recipes. Check out Michelle's Marshmallow Slime recipe in this video!

Featured Recipe - Even More Colourful Flowers

We love flowers, and many of our readers love our Colourful Flowers recipe in The Kitchen Science Cookbook. In this video, we look at ways to make your flowers even more colourful through the power of transpiration.


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