This guide focuses on everyday substances and how we can change their properties by adding heat or cold, physically manipulating them, or mixing them together.MESS Kitchen Science cover

MESS Kitchen Science Educators’ Guide

MESS Kitchen Science Materials

Included experiences:

  1. Solids and Liquids
  2. Mixing Liquids
  3. Mixing Solids and Liquids
  4. Introduction to Bubbles
  5. Experimenting with Bubbles
  6. Play Dough
  7. Changing Play Dough
  8. Making a Gas
  9. Bread
  10. Butter
  11. Clean Mud
  12. Color Mixing 1
  13. Color Mixing 2
  14. Ice Pops
  15. Ice Cream
  16. Popcorn


Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories: MESS®

Marvelous Explorations Through Science and Stories: MESS is a science-centered early childhood curriculum enhancement. MESS includes 10 month-long units that are appropriate for 3- through 5-year-old children. Each unit includes field-tested science experiences, suggestions for ways to integrate each topic across the curriculum, lists of recommended books and science materials, and ideas for involving families in children’s learning at home and in other settings.