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May 25, 2021

Storytime Science for Kids: The Food Episode

Join us for Storytime Science—a storybook read-aloud, followed by a simple activity geared toward young children. This May, the Exploratorium's own Vivian Altmann reads Every Night is Pizza Night by J. Kenji López-Alt, illustrated by Gianna Ruggiero.

Pipo loves pizza. She thinks it’s the best! But a tour of her neighborhood opens up a world of yumminess. Pizza is the best, but it’s not the only best.

After the story, try out a couple of fun activities: dye some vegetables from the inside out and make your own chemical reaction from basic kitchen ingredients! You'll need: For blue celery: One stalk of celery with leaves attached One leaf of baby bok choy One leaf of white endive (Try other leafy vegetables, too!) Food coloring—especially blue, red, or purple One glass with a bit of water in it For the chemical reaction: Baking soda White vinegar Food coloring (optional) A glass A pie pan or tray for catching spills Poetry corner: Last but not least, stick around for two Shel Silverstein poems and a traditional Japanese haiku.