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The Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake: A Book About Kitchen Chemistry Paperback – January 1, 1995
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In case you're not familiar with Scholastic series of Magic School Bus books, they are books which are based on the animated TV series--which are, incindentally, based on the ORIGINAL books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. (Whew!)
In The Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake, Ms. Frizzle takes her class to a bakery for a chemistry field trip. According to Ms. Frizzle, a bakery is a small chemical factory.
The class gets the idea to distract Ms. Frizzle by sending her to a nearby auto parts store to fix the bus. Meanwhile, they've been shrunken to the size of a moth--but make the attempt to bake a chocolate cake for Ms. Frizzle's surprise birthday party!
The kids learn about measuring and chemical reactions, including to the old vinegar + baking soda = gas experiment (which actually contributes to them escaping getting baked into the cake!).
As always, there are cheesy jokes throughout (e.g. "We've got flour power" and "This batter is taking a real beating"), but it's a great introduction to "kitchen chemistry"--and how mixing ingredients and adding heat (baking) are, in fact, chemical reactions.
I use the Magic School Bus books, videos and DVDs to supplement science class (I homeschool), and they never disappoint with their down-to-Earth approach to science concepts.