Foodworks: Over 100 Science Activities and Fascinating Facts That Explore the Magic of Food

Ontario Science Centre, Author Addison Wesley Publishing Company $9.95 (90p) ISBN 978-0-201-11470-6
Those familiar with Scienceworks and Natureworks will be charmed and amused by this volume, the funniest and most lighthearted of the bunch. It offers kids a lesson on digestion, for example, by telling them to spit on meat and leave it for a day. The concern for nutrition has the right tonecalories in a candy bar can be worked off by running for 14 minutes, or sleeping for five hours. There are recipesthe one for dried-banana chips is paired with advice on food preservation; making a chocolate bar is part of the feature on cacao beans. ""Food Fears'' discusses foods that have frightened folks in the pasttomatoes and garlic, to name two. Decidedly educational, definitely entertaining, Foodworks proves again that factual information can be better than any old fiction. Ages 7-13. (April)
Reviewed on: 03/31/1987
Release date: 04/01/1987
Genre: Children's
Paperback - 96 pages - 978-0-521-35666-4
Hardcover - 96 pages - 978-0-521-35565-0
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