By Copernicus Toys

Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2013

Edible Chemistry Kit

Does your kid ransack your kitchen cabinets looking for science lab ingredients? If the vinegar and baking soda demos are starting to grow old or the food coloring experimentation is starting to grow stale, consider this kit. These chemistry experiments aren’t just cool—they’re perfectly edible. Kids can play with science and then eat the results! Young scientists make polymer puddings, foaming jellies, or fizzing concoctions as they learn about acids and bases, indicators, polymers, and pigmentation. Our conclusion? Yummy scientific nirvana. (Copernicus Toys, $20.99)