Author Event: Kate the Chemist

Please join us for a virtual event with Dr. Kate Biberdorf, AKA Kate the Chemist, for a fun-filled evening as Dr. Biberdorf talks about her two new book releases: THE AWESOME BOOK OF EDIBLE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS and KATE THE CHEMIST: THE BIRTHDAY BLASTOFF. Dr. Biberdorf will talk about how science and chemistry are everywhere, in particular in the food we eat and cook! A demo from THE AWESOME BOOK OF EDIBLE EXPERIMENTS for kids will be done during the event, with materials that are easy to get so attendees can follow along. This is one virtual event you won’t want to miss! You can register on our Crowdcast channel here.


Did you know that all cooking is really chemistry? And that chocolate chip cookies will look--and taste--completely different if you swap out baking powder for baking soda? Or swap out brown sugar for white sugar?


In this cookbook packed with 25 edible science experiment recipes kids can do in their own kitchen, chemistry professor and science entertainer Kate the Chemist introduces young scientists to the fascinating world of STEM--and cooking!


Kids can make their own:


  •  Chocolate-covered pretzels

  •  Rainbow pasta

  •  Ice cream

  •  Pretzel bites

  •  and more!


Each recipe includes step-by-step instructions, an ingredients list, full-color photographs, a messiness factor rating, and a note from Kate explaining the science behind each delicious treat.


Dr. Kate Biberdorf, also known as Kate the Chemist by her fans, is a science professor at UT-Austin by day and a science superhero by night (well, she does that by day, too). Kate travels the country building a STEM army of kids who love science as much as she does. You can often find her breathing fire or making slime--always in her lab coat and goggles. You can visit Kate on Instagram and Facebook @KatetheChemist, on Twitter @K8theChemist, and online at


Our event provides a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules may be expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
415 S Brooks Street
Suite B
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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ISBN: 9780593116197
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Published: Philomel Books - May 11th, 2021

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ISBN: 9780593116647
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Published: Philomel Books - May 11th, 2021