Geology Is A Piece of Cake


Geology can be intimidating to elementary students, but when you mix in baking analogies, it becomes a piece of cake!

Geology made yummy! With scrumptious-looking photos, easy recipes, and cakes depicting accurate science, this book provides a fun and memorable approach to thinking about rock formation, tectonic plate movement, weathering, fossils and more.

Author: Katie Coppens
Age Range : 8-12
Grades: 3-6
SKU: GIAPOC1 Category: Tags: , , , , , , Product ID: 7952

Book Details:

  • ISBN: Hardcover: 9781943431281/Paperback: 9781943431465
  • Genre: Children's Nonfiction/Education Resource
  • Page Count: 40
  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Grades: 3-6
  • Lexile Level: 890
  • Pub Date: 01/05/2017
  • Series Title: A Piece of Cake



Lava Cake Recipe


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Katie Coppens

Katie Coppens lives in Maine with her husband and two children. She is an award-winning middle school language arts and science teacher. She has had a variety of teaching experiences, ranging from a self-contained third-grade classroom to teaching high school English and biology in Tanzania. Katie has multiple publications, including a teacher’s guide for the National Science Teachers Association entitled Creative Writing in Science: Activities That Inspire.



“A high-calorie introduction to rocks, minerals, geological processes, plate tectonics, fossils, the reason for seasons, and more. Coppens dishes up compact but flavorful slices of science framed as questions and answer . . . .The answers, often presented in full recipes, are as illuminating as they are delicious . . . [The] directions are clear (and note where adult help is required), the earth science information is solid, and the whole premise hangs together beautifully. A truly delicious, hands-on way to study science in action.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“With a profusion of color photos, combined with easy recipes, and delicious cakes depicting accurate science, Geology Is a Piece of Cake provides a fun, unique, effective, and memorable approach to thinking about rock formation, tectonic plate movement, weathering, fossils and more. Thoroughly ‘kid friendly’ in organization and presentation for children ages 7 to 9, Geology Is a Piece of Cake is especially recommended for family homeschool, elementary school, and community library picture book Science collections.”
– Midwest Book Review, The Science Shelf

“When textbooks fall short, head to the kitchen. That’s the thinking behind this clever cooking-meets-science book . . . An unexpected (and tasty) entry point to better understanding multiple aspects of geology.”
Publishers Weekly
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