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Liz Heinecke

Liz Heinecke has loved science since she was old enough to inspect her first caterpillar.

After working in molecular biology research for ten years and getting her master’s degree, she left the lab to kick off a new chapter in her life as a stay-at-home mom. Soon, she found herself sharing her love of science with her three kids, journaling their experiments and adventures on her website KitchenPantryScientist.com.

Her enthusiasm for science soon led to regular appearances on Twin Cities television stations, the creation of kidscience app, and the publication of her first book, Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments from Around the House (Quarry Books 2014). Her latest book, Outdoor Science Labs for Kids, was published in June 2016.   

When she’s not driving her kids around, you’ll find Liz at home in Minnesota doing science outreach, experimenting, writing, singing, playing banjo, painting, running, and doing almost anything else to avoid housework.

She graduated from Luther College where she studied art and biology. Liz received her master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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by Liz Heinecke
Do this simple science experiment with your kids to bring gummy worms to life!
by Liz Heinecke
These squishy, shriveled eggs are a wonderfully gross Halloween decoration — and an intriguing science activity, too!
by Liz Heinecke
Use real leaves to craft colorful prints in this fun and easy kids' art activity.
by Liz Heinecke
Your young scientist will love discovering how yeast grows and creates bread in this fun experiment.
by Liz Heinecke
These super-fun, hands-on science experiments will help your child dive back into a school mindset.
by Liz Heinecke
Are your kids excited for the historic eclipse? Share these activities to get ready for the big day.
by Liz Heinecke
This easy-to-make pinpoint solar viewer will allow your children to safely observe the next eclipse.
by Liz Heinecke
Mimic the look of tie-dye with this fun and simple art project for your child.
by Liz Heinecke
Let your child take the reins on organizing an awesome science day camp that will have every kid in the neighborhood begging to come.
by Liz Heinecke
These websites, books, videos, and apps are great ways for kids to explore the cosmos.

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